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Author: Kenny Bellew | Website: http://www.cowfly.com

How to Pause a Sound Object

Fig. 11: Example of pausing a sound object

The sound object is not literally "paused". Instead, the sound object is stopped, and at the point it is stopped, its position in milliseconds is recorded as a variable. To continue the sound object from its "paused" location, the position property variable is used in the next start command for the sound object. For example, the following code would work for a pause and continue button:

For the pause button:

on (press) {
myMusicPosition=_root.myMusic.position/1000;
_root.myMusic.stop("myMusic01");
}

For the continue or play button:

on (press) {
_root.myMusic.start(myMusicPosition,0);
}

For the stop button:

on (press) {
_root.myMusic.stop("myMusic01");
}

In the above example, "myMusicPosition" is defined as the current position of the sound object "myMusic" when the pause button is pressed. When the play button is pressed, the starting point for "myMusic" is set to myMusicPosition.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-10-12
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Kenny Bellew is a technical writer and freelance flash programmer who specializes in Flash audio. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
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