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Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers by Tom Green, David Stiller

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Chapter 5. AUDIO

If you're one of those who treat audio in Flash as an afterthought, think again. In many respects, audio is a major medium for communicating your message. In this chapter, we dig into audio in Flash: where it comes from, what formats are supported, and how to use it in Flash. Regardless whether you're new to Flash or an old hand, you are about discover that ActionScript 3.0 has changed the rules for audio in Flash . . . for the better.

Here's what we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Selecting an audio file format

  • Adding and previewing audio in Flash

  • Playing audio from the library

  • Playing remote audio files

  • Using ActionScript 3.0 to control audio

  • Playing and controlling multiple audio files

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