Macromedia Director Adds Mac OS X Support
Also new in Director is integration with Macromedia's Flash MX line, enhanced workflow support and new debugging features.Macromedia Inc. Monday announced Macromedia Director MX, a new version of the companys multimedia authoring platform for building interactive content and applications for CDs, DVDs, kiosks and the Web. Company officials called the Macromedia Director MX a new generation of the Director product, which has been around for 14 years. New features in Director MX include integration with Macromedias Flash MX product line, enhanced workflow support, Mac OS X support, accessibility features and new debugging features. Speaking about Director MX, Norm Meyrowitz, Macromedias president of products, said: "The integration with Macromedia Flash MX is deeper and more refined than ever before, multi-user and streaming content can be delivered using Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX, and accessibility features ensure people with disabilities can experience some of the best content our multimedia developers create."
Meyrowitz said that content authors could use Director MX to create content for various media, including the major audio, video, bitmap and vector formats. The product supports QuickTime, RealVideo and AVI [Audio Video Interleave] formats. It also features Lingo, an object-oriented scripting language from Macromedia. New developers could also use Director MXs drag-and-drop features to develop content, said the company.