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Chapter 10. Packaging for Distribution > Understanding Projectors

Understanding Projectors

As you know, a projector is the term used for the executable file that Director creates from your movie. However, you may not have realized what the projector file actually comprises. Besides your movie, possible cast files and of course Xtras are also in the Director player libraries. When your projector starts, all of these items must be unpackaged to the user's hard drive before they can be run. By minimizing what needs to be unpackaged from the projector you can decrease your startup times, sometimes dramatically.

Up to now, you've created a standard projector, which contained your movie, its Xtras, and everything else within the single projector file. While this is convenient, and even sometimes appropriate, it is the slowest of all projectors.


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