About projectors

A projector is a stand-alone version of a movie. Projectors require certain Xtra extensions to use text, Flash content, connect to the Internet, and use certain other features. Director includes the most common required Xtra extensions by default. You can include or exclude Xtra extensions for each movie by using the Include in Projector option in the Movie Xtras dialog box. You can also add Xtra extensions to a projector manually the same way you select movie files. You can create Mac projectors using a Windows application and create a Windows projector using a Mac application. For more information, see About cross-platform projectors.

In addition to the standard projector, you can create a fast-start projector, which typically starts faster. A fast-start projector doesn’t include Xtra extensions inside the projector itself, so there’s nothing to unpack.