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This should be so simple, I'm almost ashamed to ask for help...but...Using Director6, I am trying to make a cd-rom presentation with a simple menu that will link to 5 rather large .avi files, and loop them until the user clicks "back to menu". Loading time is not the primary issue, but it's been so long since I've used this program, I'm unsure how best to approach it. Should the ..avi's be an external cast? Of the available Lingo, which is the most practical approach to "swapping" .avi? or should i just lay them all on the timeline and jump ...

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    This should be so simple, I'm almost ashamed to ask for help...but...Using
    Director6, I am trying to make a cd-rom presentation with a simple menu that
    will link to 5 rather large .avi files, and loop them until the user clicks
    "back to menu". Loading time is not the primary issue, but it's been so long
    since I've used this program, I'm unsure how best to approach it. Should the
    ..avi's be an external cast? Of the available Lingo, which is the most practical
    approach to "swapping" .avi? or should i just lay them all on the timeline and
    jump between frames? thanks in advance for any pointers. ~ Howard

    cptdada Guest

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    External - Yes
    Timeline - Yes
    Frame Labels - Yes
    End User must have QT installed - True

    .:}x-=V!P=-x{:. Guest

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    Default Re: basic methodology

    ViP, thanks for the reply. I'm 90% there now, with avis internal; just swapping
    cast members in frame 2 (avi) according t o menu selections in frame 1. works
    great until i burn to cd; timeline works , but i get a blank where my avi
    should be, its all in the same folder, filenames & cast names are the same,
    tried this in first frame --
    on enterFrame
    put the searchCurrentFolder --1
    preLoadMember
    end
    but no luck, and i suspect from the speed that preload isn't working either.
    In your reply you require QT installed at end user....even for .avi?


    cptdada Guest

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