Chapter 5. Using Audio in Flash

In many respects, Macromedia Flash developers tend to regard audio as the redheaded kid in a family of brunettes. That statement may be seen by some as being a sweeping generalization, but audio is rarely the focus of a Flash presentation. More often than not, it is simply there. This is understandable because most designers have a graphic background and working with a medium that is nonvisual moves them out of their comfort zone.

Sound, whether in the form of music or a sound effect, is an important addition to a SWF file. It enhances the user experience by adding an aural dimension to the presentation and, if done properly, will have a profound effect upon how the audience receives your work. Sound can also be ...

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