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Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 by David Powers, Sham Bhangal, Kristian Besley

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Chapter 12. ADDING SOUND TO FLASH

What we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Choosing the right sound format

  • Importing sound clips into the Library

  • Converting a sound clip into a sound object that ActionScript can control

  • Using event handling to synchronize sounds

  • Adjusting sound objects to pan and change the volume of a sound effect

  • Streaming audio

  • Giving visitors the option to turn off sound

Clever use of music and sounds in your designs allows for a high degree of interactivity and usability, and at the very least produces a pleasant atmosphere within your sites. With Flash, you can now begin to push the limits of using sound in your websites, from streaming sound in parallel with video to actually sequencing and mixing completely new pieces of music online. ...

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