Thank you for replying Northcode
1. yes (kind of)
2. yes, autoplay is part of QuickTime and disabled by default
3. no, you can create the .app file directly from Flash on your PC
4. this is difficult, you don't put files beside your .app file anymore, they have to be inside the .app file (at least that's where the fscommand folder has to go)
5. no idea, sorry
Do you mind elaborating a bit on #1?
You had answered yes for #3. I am having trouble creating a .app icon when exporting from my PC. I am using flash 5.5.
The problem I'm experiencing is that when I take a flash file, with or without externally dependant files, and I choose the settings to create both a .exe and .app when publishing - I see a nice, neat icon for the .exe, but the .app shows up as a folder and there are many sub-folders/files within it.
If it would just produce a small icon for the mac, I would be happy. I can always name the files "mac user click me" and "pc user click me" and do some autorun code that works for most pc users and perhaps some mac users. I just cannot distribute a file with so many sub-folders. I am not concerned about security or anything like that. I am ok with the file not autorunning on all platforms, although I'd prefer if it did.
Unfortunately, I cannot borrow a Mac for this because I will be adapting this piece many times and re-burning many times so that solution would be impractical.
I am ready to abandon the idea of using Flash for this. I have done extensive searches for hybrid cd (do they use that terminology anymore?) I have looked all over forums for flash presentations and there are hardly any posts. I am becoming scared that I made a mistake offering a flash presentation. Powerpoint just doesn't cut it and all of the presentation software I see is about slide shows. I need a 1-2 level navigation and interactivity.
If i could just figure out how to turn the folders & subfolders into an icon and know that it would show up on just about any Mac and PC I would be happy.
I downloaded Nero because I read somewhere that it would create icons for folders and can burn hybrid cd's but I see almost no explanation on how to use Nero online. Hybrid is a word that hardly appears in search engines.
The Ultimate Question:
- What PC program is the industry standard for burning CD's that play on both Mac and PC platforms
- What PC program can I use to take a bunch of folders>subfolders>files and turn them into an icon.
Anybody? I am getting closer to deadline with no solution