Windows 7 - Macromedia projector

Asked By Victori on 02-Dec-07 10:22 PM
When I try to open my anatomy cd a message pops up that says Macromedia
projector has stopped working.  The cds worked 1 week ago in my old computer
with windows xp.  How can I fix it?




Andrew McLaren replied on 03-Dec-07 12:23 AM
Macromedia Projector is a utility from Adobe (formerly Macromedia) which
bundles up a Flash visual presentation into a stand-alone EXE file, so you
can display the images on a PC without the Flash Player installed. Your
anatomy CD-ROM probably used Macromedia Projector to display its anatomy
pictures.

Macromedia Projector is not compatible with Vista. In order to run the
program, you need to set the Compatibility to a previous version of Windows.

In Explorer, find the main EXE file on the CD-ROM which runs the anatomy
program. Right-click the EXE file and choose Properties from the context
menu. The Properties dialogue will appear. Choose the Compatibility Tab.
Check the checkbox in Compatibility Mode, for "Run this program in
compatibility mode for:" and choose and earlier version of Windows - Windows
98 would be a good one to try. Then click OK to save the changes. Now
double-click the EXE file, to launch the program.

Once you have set the Compatibility, Windows Vista should "remember" to run
the program in compatibility mode, so hopefully you only need to do this
once.

Hope it helps,
--
Andrew McLaren
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
Denis replied on 06-Dec-07 02:23 AM
Macromedia Projector is a utility from Adobe (formerly Macromedia) which
bundles up a Flash visual presentation into a stand-alone EXE file, so you
can display the images on a PC without the Flash Player installed. Your
anatomy CD-ROM probably used Macromedia Projector to display its anatomy
pictures.

Macromedia Projector is not compatible with Vista. In order to run the
program, you need to set the Compatibility to a previous version of Windows.

In Explorer, find the main EXE file on the CD-ROM which runs the anatomy
program. Right-click the EXE file and choose Properties from the context
menu. The Properties dialogue will appear. Choose the Compatibility Tab.
Check the checkbox in Compatibility Mode, for "Run this program in
compatibility mode for:" and choose and earlier version of Windows - Windows
98 would be a good one to try. Then click OK to save the changes. Now
double-click the EXE file, to launch the program.

Once you have set the Compatibility, Windows Vista should "remember" to run
the program in compatibility mode, so hopefully you only need to do this
once.

Hope it helps,

Andrew McLaren
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au

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Hi there.  I have 2 games, Zoo Vet and Zoo Vet: Endangered Species, and both
of them get the error message "Macromedia Projector Has Stopped Working".  I
have done the compatibility mode thing, which should have worked considering
they both work in XP.  But it didn't.  It's very frustrating, as I can only
play the game if I quickly click to skip each cut scene, which means I miss
all the dialogue.  Is there ANY help for this?  I have found many posts
on-line about this issue, with everyone saying to do the compatibility thing.
Adobe is no help, they have a tech note saying they are working on the
problem, but it was last updated in October 2005!!  They say it's a problem
with having Quicktime 7 on the system.
jeffrey.kuntzelma replied on 14-Jul-08 12:52 PM
I've found the program compatibility wizard to be quite useless.  It seems
that the problem is more with the older software of Macromedia Projector.  I
think it was written for operating systems XP and older.  Vista seems to spit
out Macromedia like it was garbage.  Unless Adobe, or Microsoft, figures out
a patch, I think this problem is going to stay for a while.  Just a heads up
from an unemployed computer tech.
--
~Jeffrey R. Kuntzelman 2008
Regina Stable replied on 20-Jan-09 09:21 PM
I am having the same problem with my anatomy cds.  I have completed the
compatibility change and this did not correct my problem.  Has there been any
updates for this problem or any solutions?
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Bruce Chambers replied on 20-Jan-09 09:54 PM
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mahab abdul replied on 05-Mar-09 05:23 AM
Itried to set the compatibility mode as your advice referred, but it did not work.
Paul Frenchi replied on 19-Mar-09 12:38 AM
Background:  This is going to be a two-step process, so please bear with me.  Received a DVD-ROM disk yesterday (03/17/2009) from Professional Alliance, Inc. (a company providing healthcare-related software and IT support).  My task was to review the “Concise Vision Premier” (Trial version) software program for my brother, who is a periodontist.

Loaded the DVD and installed the program on my laptop which is running Windows Vista (with Adobe Flash and Apple QuickTime).  After a successful install, I attempted to launch the program using the shortcut icon located on the desktop.

Instead of the program opening, the infamous “Macromedia Projector has stopped working” popup window was staring me in the face.  After exiting from that window, Vista dutifully informed me (in the lower right-hand corner of the system tray) that it has blocked the program from running.  Why?  It’s because Macromedia Projector tries to confiscate memory that Windows has already reserved for its own exclusive use.  Windows immediately kicks in with its “Data Execution Prevention” subroutine and denies the Macromedia Projector program any of that reserved memory space.  Macromedia Projector doesn’t have an alternate plan-B to get memory that’s not being used by Windows, so Macromedia Projector just gets frustrated and completely shuts down.

Solution, Part 1 of 2:  go to your Start button at the lower-left corner of your screen, click on it and then click on “Help and Support”.  Type “Data Execution Prevention” into the “Search Help” box and then click on the button to launch the search.  Click on the second item of the resulting list:  “Change Data Execution Prevention Settings”.  Follow the instructions to add Macromedia Projector as an exception… but how do you find out where the Macromedia Projector program is located?  Remember that icon on the desktop that I mentioned earlier for the “Concise Vision Premier” program?  I right-clicked on it and in the resulting window, highlighted in blue, was the “Start In” location of where the Macromedia Projector program is located.  I went to that location.  For me, the search resulted in a folder being displayed.  I clicked on it to open it, which resulted in multiple subfolders, executables and other files being displayed.  I ignored the folders and slowly ran my mouse pointer over the files.  Popup windows show details on the files as they are being scrolled over.  Lo and behold an executable file named “CVpremier.exe” had a “File Description” of Macromedia Projector.  Alrighty then, that’s the file that gets added to the “Data Execution Prevention” exclusion list.

Solution, Part 2 of 2:  You thought this was going to be a lot simpler, didn’t you… silly rabbit.  Macromedia Projector is an old program that, depending on how recent the version is, completely baffles anything running newer than Windows XP, Service Pack 2.  That means that it has to be run in “compatibility mode” on any newer Windows operating system.  How do you do that?... real easy.  Remember the file I found named “CVpremier.exe” that had a “File Description” of Macromedia Projector?  Right-click on whatever file it is that you have with the “File Description” of Macromedia Projector, then select “Properties” and click on the “Compatibility” tab.  For me, eventually the choice of XP, Service Pack 2 did the trick!

Hope this helps!

Paul Frenchi, MCSE
chris wilkinson replied on 14-May-09 10:56 AM
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Gail Johnson replied to Andrew McLaren on 26-Dec-09 11:51 AM
you mention that macromedia projector is not compatable with vista, but I have vista and WAS playing games with no problems. Now I can't and I can't figure out why... I get the message Macromedia has stopped working.. I just want to be able to play my games again. I think an update from microsoft has done it