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Editing external content lines

An external content line looks like this:

binallmovie1.movMOVIE1.MOVonDemand
Each external content line is divided into five columns (the fifth column is optional):

The first column identifies the entry as a binary entry. (The technical term for an external file is a binary file.)
The second column indicates the platform the external file runs on. See Platform values for the options that are available.
The third column specifies the name of the file on the HTTP server. Most HTTP servers are case sensitive, and the name in this column must exactly match the name on the server.

If you use all lowercase characters when you name files on the server, it's easy to remember that file names in this column should also be all lowercase.

The fourth column specifies the name the file will be given when downloaded to a user's computer. All Caps formatting is recommended but not required.
An optional fifth column specifies settings that affect how the external files are downloaded. See External file options for the settings that are available.

The information you most likely want to change in the external content line is the file name. However, you need to add entries for the following external files because they're not automatically included in the map file:

MOA asset Xtras (on Windows, .x16 or .x32), see Using Transition Xtras
Authorware video player DLLs (.VDR), (Windows only)
Authorware movie player DLLs (.XMO), (Windows only)
OLE DLLs (Windows only)
Director movie driver and support files see Playing Director movies

To edit an external content line:

1 Double-click the line or select it and choose Edit Line from the Edit Menu. The Edit dialog box appears.

2 Change the information in the dialog box and then click OK. The changes you make appear in the map file.

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