[thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 17 07:27:14 CDT 2003

> From: "Scott Harman" <scott at enteractiontv.com>
> I've been commissioned to build a mac/pc cd-rom containing a
> completely cross-platform site for offline viewing.


> For starters I'm not 100% sure on how to author a disc for both
> purposes (I'm sure I can find a solution) but what about the actual
> support for flash and video objects? Googling for a solution comes up
> with hundreds of answers for PC  - but zip for mac usage.

look for info on burning hybrid CD-ROMs...

> Does anyone here have any experience in this, or have any advice on
> how to author this to work on both? The last thing we want to do is
> alienate any potential users - but at the same time, unless we're
> getting 500 mac users of a production run of 5000 discs I don't think
> it's viable spending most of my development time purely working of mac
> support, rather than quality of the overall offering.

i just wrapped up a hybrid CD-ROM that autoruns a Flash movie on both 
Mac and Windows... that's not so hard... if you're trying to autorun 
web pages off a CD-ROM, you'll need a utility to launch the browser 
(Duckware is where i got mine) on Wintel, but i can't address auto-
running HTML on a Mac... at least not right now...

yet another book:
  The Web Professional's Handbook
  ISBN: 1904151221

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