The Director Podcast, Episode 2

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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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