The BytesXtra adds the ‘bytes’ datatype to Director.
This was rendered necessary by the fact that since Director11, all lingo strings are Unicode and thus do not allow arbitrary binary data storage and retrieval. With this new datatype, fully integrated to Director, binary data can be manipulated.
This Xtra is freeware and we all hope that Adobe will include it (or at least its API) in the future Director 12.
Shockwave-safe and autodownloadable.
MacOSX (PPC and MacIntel) and Windows XP/Vista
Director MX to Director11
Xtra developers : BytesXtra contains C++ APIs and examples to manipulate bytes values directly in your own Xtras.
Download : BytesXtra1.0.zip