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The Director Podcast, Episode 9

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The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON MARCH 22, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Nine, March 22nd, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  •  ALPHA
  • Greetings, Who I am, Website location
  • Art Institute Portfolio Show

News:

  • Microsoft delaying Vista until January 2007
  • Few interesting things: Tom’s blog about a very cool 3d interactive shockwave game called Phosphor by Nick Kang…. Awesome job! However, I would like to debate the issue of making Director into a “game development” platform. Making money in this area is very tough and competitive.
    WEB LINK
  • Max in Vegas October 22-26… Darrel Plant Blog
    WEB LINK

Contest:

  • Most Unique application written with Director
  • Best score will win and be highlighted here on the Director Podcast
  • Prize: Word Wrangler or FireFly Lite Xtra compliments of MediaMacros.net
  • Criteria: 1-10, Uniqueness, Reliability – crashes, Speed, Cosmetic / Gui Interface – Not Related, Usability, ease of use, confusion factor, easy to navigate, makes sense to end user.
  • Does not matter platform.

This Week’s Entries:

  • Marcel Blum, Soundplant.org, Low Latency Software Sampler
  • Jeff Johnston, Tommy Side Scroll Game
  • Daniel Nelson from Blue Jade Creative with Implications Wheel Software

Resource Software Update

Listener Feedback:

GTR from webforms

Dan from Australia

Hardin Gray

Charles Parcell

Paul Crumrine

Nik Crosina from the UK
W3dTollbar Link

Cullen

Marc Sylvester

Audio Comment from Mark
MACROMEDIA BOOK SOURCES

Closing Remarks

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast.

Thank You Listeners!

What to expect next: Contest reminder… Ebay reminder, Next episode will be the Impressario episode followed by an interview with Gary Rosenzweig and then the guys over at Cxtras… and more! Tune in again next week to the Director Podcast where we talk about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 8

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The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON MARCH 15, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Eight, March 15th, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  • Greetings
  • Who I am
  • Website location
  • Lots to cover: Gretchen Macdowall interview… email interview, Ebay Advertising, tons of feedback this week. Episode number 10: Impresario episode. Episode #11 Interview with Gary Rosenzweig… that interview alone is almost 1 hour.
  • Last’s weeks show was a huge success breaking our “single day” download record along with record amount of bandwidth! Which is why we will discuss the Ebay advertising in a minute

News:

Contest:

  • Most Unique application written with Director
  • Best score will win and be highlighted here on the Director Podcast
  • Prize: Word Wrangler or FireFly Lite Xtra compliments of MediaMacros.net
  • Criteria: 1-10, Uniqueness, Reliability – crashes, Speed, Cosmetic / Gui Interface – Not Related,Usability, ease of use, confusion factor, easy to navigate, makes sense to end user.
  • Does not matter platform.

New Entries: Walter Last sent in “Children’s Book” and Graham Cilito sent in a 3d mesh controller application. NEED MORE ENTRIES, you have until the end of the month! Quite a bit of 3D stuff coming in, maybe it justifies a monthly contest for best 3D application or content? Very strong interest in the 3D aspect of Director out there.

Director Resource Software… need programmers that want to take on this community project. Need XML experts that can parse RSS feeds. We have the basics finished but this will be a great community project. In addition, anybody who helps on the project will be mentioned in the credits of the software. The software will be made available to anybody who wants to download it for free. Shoot me an email atskip@magicgate.com to discuss your qualifications and how you can fit into this project.

Listener Feedback:

Sunil from India – Skyped message, magicgatesoftware to skype your written or voice comments to us.

Hans from Germany

Rob Barrett

Paul from Winterpark Florida

Toulouse2k from MMNG followed by two other users there

Mark from Lombad, IL

Moshe from Jerusaleem Israel

Marc Sylvester from The Logo Creator (Laughing Bird Software)
Questions for Marc? Send us an email for upcoming interview with him

Need to bribe you with voice comments. Call our voice comment hotline or Skype your voice comment to us and we will randomly draw one of the comments and the winner will receive a copy of Gary Rosenzweig’s book Advanced Lingo For Games. Recently out of print and full of great Lingo game logic that we use all the time!

Xtra of the Week:

Sighting of the Week:

  • Cirque Du Soleil : Quidam
    • October, 1996

Resource of the week:

INTERVIEW WITH GRETCHEN MACDOWALL

 

Closing Remarks

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast with guest speaker Brian from Nanonation Thank You Listeners!

What to expect next: Contest reminder…. Also send us your questions for our upcoming guests on the show: Peter from PrintoMatic and Marc Sylvester from Laughing Bird Software. Tune in again next week to the Director Podcast where we talk about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 7

By · June 18, 2014 · Filed in Director Podcast, Podcasts · No Comments »

The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON MARCH 8, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Seven, March 8th, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  • Interviews finished….
  • In addition to Chuck Neil and Tom Higgins, we have under our belt, Gary Rosenzweig, Gretchen Macdowall from UpdateStage and Vincent from the Cxtra team ready to go.
  • Upcoming episode? #10 ALL ABOUT IMPRESSARIO with an interview with Gabrielle Krim and others so make sure you tune into that show as well

Contest

  • Most Unique application written with Director
  • Best score will win and be highlighted here on the Director Podcast
  • Prize: Word Wrangler or FireFly Lite Xtra compliments of MediaMacros.net
  • Criteria: 1-10,Uniqueness, Reliability – crashes, Speed,Cosmetic / Gui Interface – Not Related, Usability, ease of use, confusion factor, easy to navigate, makes sense to end user.
  • Does not matter platform.

Feedback:

Mario from Atlanta says ?Awesome podcast , dude! Keep up the good work!?

Hans from Germany with addition comments and the following noteworthy web links to very cool Shockwave sites:
http://archiv.digitalcraft.org/today/index.html
http://www.fjallfil.com/english/
http://www.flyingpuppet.com/
http://www.pianographique.net/

Marcel from the UK with a voice comment about the MacIntel systems and performance issues…New MacMini

Peter from Colorado wants to talk about PrintOmatic… bring it on!

INTERVIEW WITH TOM HIGGINS FROM ADOBE

Closing Remarks

Don?t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast to find out more about the PMA show that we attended last week. Thank You Listeners!

What to expect next: Contest reminder? INTERVIEW with Gretchen Macdowall from UpdateStage.com. Email us your questions for her in addition, please email us your questions for Peter from Electronics, Inc. , owners of PrintOMatic. Tune in again next week to the Director Podcast where we talk about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 6

By · June 18, 2014 · Filed in Director Podcast, Podcasts · No Comments »

The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON MARCH 2, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Six, March 2nd, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  • Angering of the “Director Gods”
  • Greetings
  • Who I am
  • Podcast Wednesday… Podcast Thursday
  • Website location
  • Tom Higgins Interview Next Week

News:

Contest:

  • Most Unique application written with Director
  • Best score will win and be highlighted here on the Director Podcast
  • Prize: Word Wrangler or FireFly Lite Xtra compliments of MediaMacros.net
  • Criteria: 1-10, Uniqueness,Reliability – crashes, Speed,Cosmetic / Gui Interface – Not Related,Usability, ease of use, confusion factor, easy to navigate, makes sense to end user.
  • Does not matter platform.

Xtra of the Week:

  • Buddy API
    http://www.mods.com.au/budapi/

    • Currently 3.7
    • It contains over 140 functions for dealing with the Windows API and Macintosh Toolbox. Among other things, it allows you to:
      • get version information (OS, Windows, NT, QuickTime, etc)
      • read and write registry and ini files
      • get the type and speed of the processor
      • detect previous instances of your application
      • open, print, copy, delete files
      • control screensavers
      • disable task switching
      • install fonts
      • control other applications
    • baMouseClick – simulates a mouse click
    • baDirectX – returns the version of DirectX installed
    • Excellent Forum

Educational institutions and students may use a special educational verison without charge. If you believe you are entitled to this usage, please contact Gary Smith for a registration number.

The Unregistered Version of the Xtra allows you to use any 2 functions in any projector or packaged application. This version is the one available from the download page and does not need a registration number.

The Limited Edition costs US $90 or $AUD 125, plus 10% GST for Australian residents. In this version, the Xtra allows you to call any seven functions in any projector or packaged application. Each function can be called multiple times. Support is provided by e-mail.

The Full Version costs US $180 or $AUD 250. This contains a fully unlocked version of the Xtra. Support is provided by e-mail. An upgrade to the full version from the limited version costs US $90 or $AUD 125, plus 10% GST for Australian residents.
These prices include both the Windows and Macintosh versions.
WEB LINK

Sighting of the Week:

  • Ozzy CD 1996: The Ozzman Cometh… it is on the Bonus Disk
  • Zeus Productions “Juiced with Zeus”
  • Version 5.01
    http://www.zeusprod.com/

Resource of the week:

  • 2600 The Hacker Quarterly
    • Winter 2005-2006 Edition

Editors and Writers such as: ShapeShifter, Tampruf, Bland Inquisitor, Dragorn, Mr. French, Joe630 and Lucky225.  Highlighting it in both podcasts, due to recent kiosk articles. If you are developing for commercial applications or kiosks, this is a very useful magazine to find out more about potential security issues out there.

Listener Feedback:

Melissa asks: “I want to change the Icon and copyright information on my compiled Director projector. Can I do this legally or does this violate MM’s End User License Agreement?” — Answered next week by Tom Higgins

Hardin Grey from Rhode Island says: “You mentioned that one of the things you’d like to hear from users is things that we’d like to see in Director. Director has never really had the text handling that it should. We’ve wanted to be able to have embedded images, etc. in text for years. The obvious solution would be to embed the OS’s native browser (Safari or IE) as a sprite. I know there are several Xtra manufacturers that have products like this, but most are Windows only and are limited. There’s actually a company in Japan that makes an Xtra that does this very well (xtras.jp) and I’ve been very impressed with their responsiveness to bugs and changes. However, the one drawback to their implementation is that the sprite is always DirectoToStage, so you can’t layer it into an interface. If adobe were to build an Xtra, they might be able to do what they’ve done with QuickTime and Flash and allow Director to toggle DTS on or Off. I’ll send more as I think of things…. I am thoroughly enjoying the show.”

Jim from North Carolina writes: “Skip, this show kicks ***!!! I have never listened to a Podcast before and never knew how cool this **** was!!! I can’t believe that somebody didn’t think of this **** before. Thanks for creating this show and thanks for taking the time to educate all of us dumb ***’s.” Jim, Next time, leave a voice comment… less work for me! :)

Hans from Germany asks: “I have problems to find the Director Podcast mp3 file. I use Win2k and FireFox 1.0.2. When I click on the ‘list additional episode’ the file wasn’t found. Several weeks ago I was listening to the first episode with no problems. What am I doing wrong? Can you help me?”

Closing Remarks

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast to find out more about the PMA show that we attended a few days ago. Thank Listeners!

What to expect next: Contest reminder… INTERVIEW WITH TOM HIGGINS. Tune in again next week to the Director Podcast where we talk about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 5

By · June 17, 2014 · Filed in Director Podcast, Podcasts · No Comments »

The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON FEBRUARY 22, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Five, February 22nd, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

Greetings

  • Gone over 1000 listeners and still a steady growth. Sooner or later it will peak out because of the limited community but we consider 1000 people to be a huge success. We also want to thank all the Xtra developers and legends out there for their support and encouragement. This way we know we are on the right track!

News:

  • Contest: Most Unique application written with Director
      • Best score will win and be highlighted here on the Director Podcast
      • Prize: Word Wrangler or FireFly Lite Xtra compliments of MediaMacros.net
      • Criteria: 1-10, Uniqueness, Reliability – crashes, Speed, Cosmetic / Gui Interface – Not Related, Usability, ease of use, confusion factor, easy to navigate, makes sense to end user.
      • Does not matter platform.
      • Contest starts immediately and all entries must be received by March 31st. Month long contest, No web links excepted, please send a CD or DVD to:
  • Next Month, Flash 8 Asset Xtra & Bug fix of the QuickTime Asset Xtra. This means that they are working on Director and enhancing it! Free update of the player and the Director authoring environment
  • Tom Higgins announced: Shockwave update release
  • New MX Developers’ Journal, volume 4, issue 1, Director Article by Mal Duffin called: Creating a Shockwave 3D Game Level in 30 Minutes— Export Shockwave 3D content using any of the major 3D applications” Good for the gaming environment.
  • Attending PMA show in Orlando: Photo Marketing Association International. Kiosk manufactures, Kodak picture kiosk made with Director.
  • Several new product developments out there, several companies have told us they are release new products and enhancements to our products and we would be the first to know so stay tuned to the Director Podcast

Xtra of the Week:

  • Word Wrangler
  • The WordWrangler Xtra is a lightning-fast spell checking and text replacement tool. WordWrangler offers over sixty functions for spell checking, search and replace, and text manipulation.
  • Add life to Macromedia Director movies with WordWrangler Xtra. With WordWrangler, spell checking features provide a foundation for building word games and productivity software. In addition, text functions are included for searching, replacing, and encoding text.
  • All WordWrangler functions are written in C++ and optimized for speed and small memory footprints. Likewise, robust error handling traps errors and displays messages straight to the console window for ease-of-use and fast debugging.
  • WordWrangler is Shockwave safe and packaged using Verisign’s digital certificate.
  • Cross Platform, $199.00
    PRODUCT LINK

Sighting of the Week:

  • Erik Sardinas, Black Pearls… CD Xtra
    • Rock Blues artist, opened for Steve Vai
    • Did not like the PC version, Mac version OSX version gets error message, OS9 version just launches a screen with a menu click to get exlusive internet content. Why was people’s time? So many more cool things could have been done with this. Cirque CD and Ozzy CD that had some really nice and creative stuff.
      http://www.ericsardinas.com/

Resource of the week:

  • www.updatestage.com
    Makers of vList xtra and they also house the Mile High Table O’Products along with an archive containing practicl tech notes. Also have the Quirk List which alerts develoeprs to potential pitfalls and the workarounds.

Listener Feedback:

  • Jeff Harding from Wyoming says: ” Great show, I really enjoy listening to this podcast on my way to work every day. Keep up the great work and we look forward to you weekly podcasts.”
  • Cindy from Florida asks: “How can I produce a unique ‘machine id code’ for a computer that is running a Director Project: BuddyAPI, function is:
    • set Info= baDiskInfo( “Mac HD:” , “number” )
    • set Info= baDiskInfo( “k” , “number”)
  • Cathy from England asks: ” We are having a problem using BuddyAPI on our Mac project. It runs fine on Windows but when we compile it and run it with a Mac projector, we get an error message. Any ideas? >Check to make sure you have the Mac version of the BuddyAPI xtra as well as the PC version. Also, make sure the function you are calling is compatible with the Mac OS.
  • CJ from Australia says: “This is such a cool way to find out about Director. Thank you for a resource that is so cutting edge and a way for developers, programmers and the entire Director community to come together. Don’t stop making these weekly shows!”

Closing Remarks, request feedback

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast to find out more about the Self Service and Kiosk show and we attended last week as well as information about the PMA show we are headed to next week. Might be a day or two late next week as we will be out of the office on Monday & Tuesday, don’t know if we can get an episode up in time for “Podcast Wednesday” Thank Listeners!

What to expect next: Contest reminder… Tune in again next week to the Director Podcast where we talk about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 4

By · June 17, 2014 · Filed in Director Podcast, Podcasts · No Comments »

The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON FEBRUARY15, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Four, February 15th, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  • One quick user feedback: Enhanced podcast, need to subscribe in Itunes to the RSS feed, just use the link on our podcast page or search the Itunes Podcast directory.
  • Thank you listeners and community for great response, approaching 1000 listeners
  • Director Wednesdays
  • Next release suggestions… we are reaching the ears of the developers at Adobe, My suggestion, 1 level undo

News:

  • Self-Service and kiosk show in Orlando
  • Promised interview but was at the show so no interview this week. You can find some interviews in our Kiosk podcast
  • Mac-Intel Safe List… few xtras posted there
  • Lists, Cole Tierney posted a link to a script that will determine if your projector is running on an Intel Mac. He posted a short HowTo using Valentin’s shell xtra. It is located on the Director-Online website in one of the Wiki’s. I will post the link right now. WEB LINK
  • Short week of news… feel that there will be some big Director news in the coming weeks and months from both Adobe and Xtra developers so make sure you stay tuned for the latest information

Xtra of the Week:

  • Mui-Gui
    http://www.wysiwyg.de/mui-gui/

    • MUI stands for Macromedia User Interface
    • GUI stands for Graphical User Interface
    • The »Mui Dialog Xtra« is included in the delivery package of director. It enables users to construct their own system dialog boxes. It can be used to program simple alert windows or extensive dialog boxes, simple yes/no options, and selection dialogs with checkboxes, radio buttons and sliders.
    • To program dialog boxes it is necessary to have a good knowledge of Lingo- and Mui-Xtra, and it takes some time.
    • You can use MUI-GUI to design, test and save dialog boxes and to integrate them into your director movie.
    • MUI-GUI is a wysiwyg-editor. It can easily be used to design dialog boxes with »drag-and-drop procedures« – which is as simple as employing regular layout applications. You simply take over the code you have created, into your movie, either as script-member or as text.
    • Cross Platform
    • 35 Euros or about $38-$40

Sighting of the Week:

  • Regal Cinemas LidRocks….
  • Quality on this was a little bit poor
  • Somebody decided to use Director but not quite sure they knew what they were doing
  • Video quality was good, however, cd load time was slow and the concentration was basically on using Director as a video file wrapper, rather than creating a really good and unique interactive experience.
  • Found one from a while ago, have not seen one recently… if you were one of the programmers, I apologize, please send me a new version so I can see it if it has been approved
    http://www.lidrock.com

Resource of the week:

  • Developers Dispatch
    http://developerdispatch.com/ \
  • We all know the name,Gary Rosenzweig.
  • Blog that is updated quite often, Raw RSS
  • Director Forum, Flash Forum (I promise not to say that word again)
  • Good set of links

Listener Feedback:

  • Jay Barry from California wrote “Looking for the INM Impressario logo to use with project and can not find it. Can you tell me where to look on the internet?
  • http://www.inm.com/products/impressario/license/
  • Hardin Gray from Rhode Island
  • Tom Cotton from Australia
  • Luke Wigley from Australia

Closing Remarks, request feedback

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast to find out more about the Self Service and Kiosk show and we will also be posting a bonus episode this weekend with more interviews about the convention.

What to expect next: Contest information… Tune in again next week to the Director Podcast where we talk about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 3

By · June 16, 2014 · Filed in Director Podcast, Podcasts · No Comments »

The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Three, February 8th, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  • Greetings
  • Who I am, Company Bio
  • Website location
  • Show Delay Reason
  • Made it past episode number 2…. Succeed / Fail margin
  • Over 600 listeners… national average is 10 new listeners per episode.
  • Regular Schedule of Wednesdays
  • Subscription does not cost!
  • We realize that podcasting is new to many people so we found a company that has created a PDF file with step by step instructions for new podcast listeners. Click on the link below or go to Choose one of the links below to download the PDF and in no time at all you’ll be enjoying podcasting.
    http://www.parrotttalks.com/radio.html

News:

  • MacIntel’s SAFE XTRAS List on our website
  • In order to shed some light on this subject and to help developers wishing to support this new platform, INM has written a new white paper on the subject.
  • Rosetta, Making the transition short term, Medium term and long term
  • Popular Xtras such as INM V12 Database, INM Impressario, ArcaDatabase and DirectEmail are compatible with Rosetta.

Good set of links.

Xtra of the week:

  • http://www.cxtra.net/
    Cxtras, – Three French Developers, tons of xtras, Not cross platform
  • Description of cXtraSoundRec
  • cXtraSounRec allows you to record a wav file from a sound capture device, convert the record or a wav file to a MP3 or OGG file, change the volume and more !
  • You can use a method to convert a .WAV file to a .MP3 file with the SaveRecordToMP3 method but you need to download the lame library They don’t include the library in our package due to his copyright. You can use a method to convert a .WAV file to a .OGG file with the SaveRecordToOGG method but you need to download the Vorbis library.

Features :
Record sound from microphone or other source
Load a Wav file
Save to Wav file
Save to MP3 file (using Lame dll)
Save to OGG file (using Vorbis dll)
Show the Windows Mixer
Show the Windows Record Mixer
Supported format : 8000, 11025, 22050, 44100 Hz; 8, 16 bits; mono, stereo
Change the volume for each channel in/out
Change the current position of the sound

50 Euros ($60 USD)

Director Sighting of the week: Zagreb Multimedia Postcard

  • Very well produced by company: Janus PIM from Zagreb Croatia
  • Virtual Tour, Panoramic Photos, Panoramic Video, Quiz, Games, Printable Postcard, Wallpapers, Multiple Languages, Interactive Map of City. They have devloped these for multiple cities.
    http://www.multimediapostcard.com/

Resource of the week:

Listener Feedback:

  • Email from Marty Plumbo
  • Beautiful Dorina… Craig Hickman
  • Email from Brian Berlin
  • Free tool on INM site… go to impresario and FREE TOOLS
    Indexes the full text of your PDF documents, as well as document meta-data (Title, Author, Subject, Keywords, Creation Date and Modification Date) in a V12 database.

    • Includes a sample Search screen, user guide and behaviors to help you quickly implement a PDF document search engine in your own project using Impressario to display the documents.
    • Link: http://www.inm.com/products/impressario/tools/

Closing Remarks

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast

What to expect next: We have had time to plan the next three months of episodes, but are still lining up interviews and getting commitments from people so don’t know exactly who we will have on next Wednesday, but we will get somebody on the line for you.

So next week join us for another episode of the Director Podcast talking about the software we all love to use.

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The Director Podcast, Episode 2

By · June 7, 2014 · Filed in Director Podcast, Podcasts · No Comments »

The Director Podcast

NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON JANUARY 18, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode Two, January 18th, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

Today, special guest Chuck Neal from MediaMacros.

News:

  • New MX Developer’s Journal, article about Adobe and Macromedia and INM’s Impressario The cover story…. Congrats to INM   Get your copy at your local bookstore, Vol3, Issue 11.
    LINK TO ARTICLE : http://mxdj.sys-con.com/read/166052.htm
  • INM’s Director of Operations produced a document based upon the MacIntel issue
    LINK TO PDF DOCUMENT

Create MacIntel Safe Xtras List?

  • Xtra of the week: DirectXtras, DirectCommunication Xtra
    Cross Platform, applications can communicate with devices through the serial port, parallel port or USB serial adapter.  “Modems, fax machines, card readers, mini discs, alarm systems, show control systems, laser disc players, telephone responses systems, computers and virtually any other serial device”
  • Our use with this has been with card readers, credit card & ID cards, hand UPC scanner.
  • Communicate with several devices at the same time.  Send and receive text / binary data to and from the device. Opens up a whole new world of what a Director project can do. Let your imagination run wild. Mac users do not have built in serial port.  You can buy a USB serial adapter at a company call http://www.KeySpan.com

Director Sighting of the week:

  • The Logo Creator by LaughingBird Software
    www.thelogocreator.com
    Created by Mark Sylvester, California Company
    Got into CompUSA, BestBuy, Apple Store
    Floating palettes
    250 logo templates, over 400 logo elements
    Forums, Tutorials, Logo design tips
    Download Demo Version Mac / PC
    Logo Collection Expansion Packs

Resource of the week: Macromedia Forums

  • News Reader Software OR in IE, forums.macromedia.com
    OR go CLICK HERE
  • For online support forum.  All the Director Names contribute to this forum.

Listener Feedback:

  • Voice Comment: “What is the difference between an MP3 file and your Enhanced Podcast?”
  • Voice Comment: “Do you have any plans to talk about how to implement PDF files in Director projects?”
  • Email from Casey Jones- answered by Chuck Neal in his interview

INTERVIEW WITH CHUCK NEAL

Closing Remarks

Don’t forget our other podcast, The Kiosk Podcast, also featuring an interview this week with Chuck Neal

What to expect next: More great Director info and hopefully another interview with either a developer or company that produces Xtras.  Any body out there that fits this definition, email us to schedule a time to be on the show!  Director, the software we all love to use.

Closing the show, from the Podsafe Music Network,Brother Love performing Push

 

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The Director Podcast, Episode 1

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NOTETHIS PODCAST ORIGINALLY AIRED ON JANUARY 12, 2006.   THE LINKS CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES BELOW MAY NOT EXIST.

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Magicgate Software has been specializing in Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director)for over 10 years now. Come listen to programming techniques, information about Xtras (Macromedia Director’s plugin library) and interviews with industry professionals. A must for any Director developer out there!

Director Podcast Episode One, January 12th, 2006

This Week’s Shownotes:

  • News: Adobe / Macromedia Merge: Buried product. December 5th, Macromedia ceased trading. Possible problems with new intel processor. Will see if it runs with Rosetta or if a new version is coming out LINK
  • INM moves offices, something new and exciting in March maybe interview:INM Website
  • Director Xtra of the week:
    • v12, v3.4 Use, games, customer info, database applications, online companion
      • Search, sort and retrieve data quickly Full-text indexing
      • Multimedia file Multiple data types (strings, integers, floating numbers, dates). media(pictures, sounds, palettes, etc
      • Cross Platform
      • Import other databases
      • Behaviors
      • Great support, quick support
  • Director Sighting of the week: Podifier
  • Resource of the week: Media Macros

What to expect next: Xtra of the week, Sighting of the week, Resource of the week, Interview with Chuck Neal

Podsafe music artist:Last Night by Stringray Link:

 

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