Chapter 5. Audio in Flash CS5

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 used, and how to use it in Flash. Regardless of whether you are new to Flash or an old hand, you are about to discover the rules regarding audio in Flash have changed—for the better.

We'll cover the following in this chapter:

  • Audio file formats used in Flash

  • Adding and previewing audio in Flash

  • Playing audio from the Library

  • Playing remote audio files

  • Using ActionScript 3.0 to control audio

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