[Etoys] broken links

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Jun 10 06:07:47 EDT 2009

On 10.06.2009, at 11:54, Angel Arias wrote:

> hi bert!
> this is what i do...
>> i attach an USB device [memory stick, in this case] to the OLPC-XO.  
>> all my projects and media files live in the memory stick so i save  
>> all my work there. so there is a bunch of sounds and movies linked  
>> to projects using the absolute path [e.g.] "/ 
>> media/"USB_device_name"/"file_name.wav". i have to say that [for  
>> simplicity's sake] projects and its media files live in the same  
>> folder.
>> then i move projects and files to my computer [a macbook, in this  
>> case] and save them in my default "Etoys" folder ["/ 
>> Users/"my_account"/Documents/Etoys]. i know now that this is the  
>> first place where etoys.app look for lost media files.
>> so i open the project. open the media object's viewer and change  
>> its file name in the "movie control" panel. i change the absolute  
>> path ["/media/"USB_device_name"/"file_name.wav"] to a "relative"  
>> one ["file_name.wav"] and that's it.
> i know it's not rocket science but it does the job.

Well for some Etoys users this would sound more complicated than  
simulating a rocket ;)

Anyway, thanks for sharing.

- Bert -

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