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Chapter 16. Creating a Projector > Making a Projector

Making a Projector

You can create a projector using two different approaches. The first approach is to embed a Director movie (or multiple movies) inside the projector file, along with any external casts that the movie requires. The result is a single, self-contained file that includes everything necessary to play your movie. This is the easiest sort of projector to create, and it’s especially suitable for a nontechnical audience that can’t be relied on to handle multiple files.

The second approach is to place the movie (or movies), along with any external casts, outside the projector file. In this case, the projector can contain only a single, tiny movie containing a Lingo script that causes it to play the other movies. This sort of projector is called a stub projector, and it has several advantages over a self-contained projector:


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