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Hi, I'm new to director and working on a project that has 5 quicktime movies these files are to big to fit on one cd. So i need director to detect which disc is in the cddrive and request the user to insert the correct cd if when they click on the movie they wish to view. Any Ideas??? Stan...

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    Default movies on 2 disks

    Hi,

    I'm new to director and working on a project that has 5 quicktime movies these files are to big to fit on one cd. So i need director to detect which disc is in the cddrive and request the user to insert the correct cd if when they click on the movie they wish to view.

    Any Ideas???

    Stan



    flatStanley webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: movies on 2 disks

    Use Buddy API function - FileExists to search for a specific file. Just
    curious, how long are these videos and what compression are you using?? May
    want to consider re-compressing and combine to one cd.

    Michael Hamstra


    "flatStanley" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bg3dhi$4pf$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm new to director and working on a project that has 5 quicktime movies
    these files are to big to fit on one cd. So i need director to detect which
    disc is in the cddrive and request the user to insert the correct cd if when
    they click on the movie they wish to view.
    >
    > Any Ideas???
    >
    > Stan
    >
    >
    >

    Michael Hamstra Guest

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    Default Re: movies on 2 disks

    Thanks for your help, There is over 3 hours worth of video on the two disks i think they used saracen compression, I didn't actually try Buddy API in the end... What I did was when the user clicks on to the 4 and 5 video then It jumps to a page that asks the user to change the cd and click a button that quits the movie and the next cd will autorun with a new projector showing the same menu but with videos 4 and 5 on. As the movies are to be viewed in a specific order it works quite well then if the user wishes to view videos 1,2 or 3 the same process is repeated.

    I'll try Buddy Api the next time I have a similar problem.

    Thanks again Stan.


    flatStanley webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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