Advanced Interactive Media/Director

Macromedia Director is the proven multimedia authoring tool for professionals. Director combines broad media support for media types, ease of use, high-performance, and an infinitely extendible development environment to deliver rich content and applications for CDs, DVDs, kiosks, and the Internet. Director MX 2004 offers powerful new features, including two scripting languages, DVD-Video support, cross-platform publishing, and Flash MX 2004 integration. [1]

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4.5 out of 5: "Macromedia Director is the King Kong of interactive multimedia authoring programs! You'd have to search a lot of jungles to find any other authoring program that has as many features as Macromedia Director." - Merrily Miller and David Rosenblatt. MacDesign.

Create accessible content for people with disabilities. Deploy on CD, DVD, or corporate intranets—or to over 300 million web users with Adobe Shockwave Player. Expand your creative possibilities by incorporating new, powerful DVD functionality, which lets you embed, control, and play back DVD-video within multimedia projects. Extend in any direction with Director's powerful Xtras plug-in architecture. Xtras let you extend the authoring environment and playback engine in nearly limitless ways. Use third-party Xtras or write your own to control external devices, such as joysticks and cameras, and perform sophisticated operating system-level tasks. Make content more engaging by incorporating most major media formats including DVD-Video, Windows Media, RealMedia, QuickTime, and Macromedia Flash, as well as audio, bitmap, and 3D formats.