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Macromedia Director

Macromedia Director is a a powerful media application created by Macromedia. Lingo is one of the things that got people to use this application. Many companies deliver demonstrations or use it as a user interface (UI) for content on CDs and DVDs. It can incorporate many different formats (e.g. AVI, BMP, QuickTime, PNG, JPEG, RealVideo) thus making it possible to integrate without re-encoding files. It also supports vector graphics and 3D interactivity, which is great for producing games. Version MX and its successors are also easily linked with Flash animation.

Director started out under the title "VideoWorks", an application for the original Apple Macintosh. Its name was changed to "Director" with the addition of new capabilities and the Lingo scripting language, around 1987. A Windows version was available in the early 1990s, and the basic technology was used to create the Flash web media delivery system in the late 1990s.

See also: Revolution (Multimedia software), Simple DirectMedia Layer

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