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In the final part of our introductory Flash tutorial, find outhow to add sound to your Flash movie, organize your movie into scenes,share symbols across different movie clips, and import GIFs and JPEGs intoyour animation sequence.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Flash 101 (part 6): The Final Countdown
  2. The Wave
  3. Sound Bites
  4. Boom!
  5. Squeezing It All In
  6. Pretty Pictures From Elsewhere
  7. The Scenic Route
By: icarus, (c) Melonfire
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January 31, 2001

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Flash typically exports all the sounds in a movie clip when you publish the movie. As the author of the movie, you have a fair amount of control over the export process, including the ability to set various compression options like sampling rate and quality.

All these options are available to you in the Sound Properties dialog box, which you can get to from the Properties shortcut menu that appears when you right-click the sound file in the Library. There are four compression options available: default (default settings), ADPCM, MP3 and raw (no compression). A test button allows you to preview the sound clip with your selected compression settings.



Some of the compression options allow you to specify bit rates and quality - remember that higher compression equals smaller files equals lower quality when experimenting with these settings.

This article copyright Melonfire 2001. All rights reserved.

 
 
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