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In this tutorial I will explain how to do an advanced music button in flash MX 2004 and MX,

insert 3 frame
  • frame for the preloader
  • frame for the music on button
  • frame for the music off button
Put a preloader in the first frame (if you dont want a preloader, get rid on the first frame)

then go in the second frame and put a button that say MUSIC OFF

Go in the third frame and put a button that say MUSIC ON.

Import your song (i recommend a small loopable beat)
Now go in the library, right-click on your song and choose Linkage...

check the EXPORT FOR ACTIONSCRIPT box (it will automaticaly check the last box too)

in the identifier text-field, type music.
leave everything else blank.
press OK

right-click on the second frame (or the first if you didnt included a preloader)
and select ACTION, put this code in


if(_global.Behaviors == null)_global.Behaviors = {};
if(_global.Behaviors.Sound == null)_global.Behaviors.Sound = {};
if(typeof this.createEmptyMovieClip == 'undefined'){
this._parent.createEmptyMovieClip('BS_music',new Date().getTime()-(Math.floor((new Date().getTime()) /10000)*10000) ); = new Sound(this._parent.BS_music);
} else {
this.createEmptyMovieClip('_music_',new Date().getTime()-(Math.floor((new Date().getTime()) /10000)*10000) ); = new Sound(this.BS_music);
if (true) {,1);

in the last line, you see music.start(0,1);
the "1" is the number of time the music will loop, so change it to the number you want, you CANT make the music loop infinite....sorry.

now right-click on your MUSIC OFF button and select ACTION. Put this code in

on (release) {

if you didnt included a preloader, change the gotoAndStop(3); for gotoAndStop(2);

now go in the last frame and go in the action window for the MUSIC ON button and type in

on (release) {

now test your movie, and it should work!

if you want to replace a song, delete the old one and upload a new one, do the linkage trick again

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Added: 2003-11-10
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