[thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question

Scott Harman scott at enteractiontv.com
Tue Jun 17 07:50:12 CDT 2003

Ah yes - forgot to mention - I've got a physical hfs disk I'm
"sneaker-netting" between a borrowed mac, and my pc - so all burning is
carried out on PC, with a mounted HFS partition.

Not a happy bunny.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Morrison [mailto:ben.morrison at dogstardesign.co.uk] 
Sent: 17 June 2003 13:34
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question

On 17/6/03 1:27 pm, "aardvark" <roselli at earthlink.net> wrote:

>> 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...

Last time I made one you had to use toast on a mac to compile the cd, as
the mac supports hybrid cd's.

As for video the mac will have quicktime installed.

Its more than likely to have flash installed - but you should be
checking for this anyway and offering an install.

>> 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...

You can google for "applescript autorun mac"


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