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Old 08-12-2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default background music? event, stream, quality etc.

hi guys,

I've created a "music interface" that has three buttons on it that let the user pick which background music they want to hear. Everything works great but I'm worried that the size of the flash movie is going to be way to big.

I've seen these sorts of interface's on alot of sites. How are they doing it?

Are the audio files set to "event" or "stream"? Are they in completely seperate flash movies that have to load on the page via "loadMovie" or are they part of the "background"?

The audio I'm hearing on other people's websites sounds great but, I can't understand how? Do they not have to compress it? I've got a 2 second wave that I've tried compressing and I can only get it down to 90kb! (It sounds like crap too!)

Any tips and tricks or a reference to a related tutorial would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 08-12-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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read the manual for sound.loadSound which will alow you to stream external mp3's. Call this once your movie is preloaded with isStreaming set to true.

As long as you keep the mp3 files size below 4kb or so for every second in length it should stream even over dial up (as long as its the only thing currently using the connection)

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Thanks a million oldnewbie! That's exactly the kind of information I needed!

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