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Macromedia Director MX 2004 is used to develop multimedia content for deployment on CDs and DVDs, kiosks, the Internet and anywhere else. The software supports popular video, audio, bitmap, 3D and vector graphics formats.
As the name implies, this new release of the Director software integrates with other Macromedia MX products and offers similar workspace customization — Director users can now customize both the “stage” and the “movie-in-a-window” docks to their liking. It can launch and edit Flash and fireworks, and supports the Flash MX 2004 component architecture. In fact, Director MX 2004 includes a subset of the Flash MX 2004 components — Flash content can now be integrated directly within Director projects. Performance of Flash content working within Director projects has been “dramatically” improved, according to Macromedia.
Available for download from the Macromedia Online Store now, Macromedia Director MX 2004 costs US$1,199 for a full license. Upgrades from Director 8.5 and Director MX costs $399. Director MX 2004 requires Mac OS X v10.2.6 or higher.
Macromedia plans to release localized versions of Director MX 2004 in French, German and Japanese this March.