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  • Daniel5000

    June 13, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Perhaps not the best forum to ask but…

    Is anyone still creating video content for playback off CD-ROM via Adobe Director?

    Not Video CD’s but Adobe Director (formally Macromedia Director) CD-Rom.

    I can see using a CD-Rom to deliver video content to a user who will then copy it to their hard disk for playback. But it seems that Director based CD-Rom’s with video are really… not as predominant any more.

    Web delivery of video content seems to be taking its place.

    Just thought I would ask…

    Many Thanks

  • Daniel Low

    June 13, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I’ve not come across a ‘Director CD-ROM’ project in years, seriously, they’re so 1990’s!

    I remember hosting a small conference in London back in the early 90’s (for the release of Director 3), when the then president, CEO and co-founder of Macromedia, John ‘Bud’ Colligan, stated that CD-ROM was simply interim delivery format we will be forced to use until the “World Wide Web” got up to speed.
    He was was waaaaaaaay ahead of the curve and I wish I’d learn’t lingo better!

    Please post back saying what solved your problem. It could help others, and saying ‘thanks’ is free!

  • Daniel5000

    June 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm


    Yes its a bit long in the tooth for our kind of thing, still good for kiosk and games apparently. The new version is supposed to be good with interactive DVD-Videos, something that we are trying to test out. And we still get a lot of clients requesting a CD-ROM as they think it the best way to deliver their content…???

    Trying to get them to deliver on the web has been a bit of a problem.

    We also have some In house Director developers who know nothing but Director: are just picking up the Flash manuals and naturally don’t wish to use anything BUT Director.


    It all makes for some interesting Discussions.


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