No, it is not a linux machine, it is a compaq 500Mhz server running windows 2000 server and IIOS. I am also running it on a windows machine with a sandbox (if that means stand alone tomcat like I think that it does), and it works on there if I hard code the path to the folder containing the mp3. It will not work using a http url either way. On the server the movie is able to access a servlet and recieve xml, but I wrote a servlet that responds with an mp3, and the flash movie is not able to play it. It seems like it is having trouble recieving or reading binary data from a file. I am going crazy - I am in programming hell.
Thanks for your input.