Part 1: Start with some easy audio
Our first task is to get some audio in to Flash and have it play.
Create a new FLA file. Save it as "test.fla".
Rename "Layer 1" to "media".
Import your audio by selecting "File > Import..." (Ctrl+R). Select your favourite audio file in the Import dialog. If you now open your Library window (F11), you will see your imported audio file ready for use. Well, it's nearly ready... let's check out the Sound Properties.
Double-click on the speaker icon in the Library next to the sound file that you just imported. You should see this dialog:
The Compression combo box contains a list of all of the different types of compression settings that Flash can use. By playing with these settings, you can get a feeling for the final file size you will end up with.
And clicking on the Test button will let you hear what the compression will do to the sound. Click on OK when you have it to your liking.
Try it now. I'm going to make a coffee. I'll be right back.
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