Projectors are Animate files that contain both the published SWF file and Flash Player file. Projectors can play like a normal application, without the need for a web browser, the Flash Player plug-in, Adobe AIR, or any other platform runtimes.
Animate allows you to publish projectors for Windows and MAC operating systems. When exported, a projector file is generated as .exe for Windows and .app for MAC.
The Export as Projector feature was deprecated in the June 2013 release, and has been re-enabled in the June 2014 release.
Projector files cannot be exported for HTML5 Canvas or WebGL (preview) document types.