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how to use sound files



I need your help regarding sound files.

I've put some mp3 files in several parts of the code.

To do that I've copied the files to the folder - \Adobe Flash Builder Burrito Preview\<project name>\src\<dir1>\<dir2>

Then I use the commands:


private var startupSoundSmiley Frustratedound = new Sound();
startupSound.load(new URLRequest("<dir1>/<dir2>/<file name>.mp3"));
startupSoundChannel = startupSound.play();


When I simulate it on my desktop, it's working well.

When I simulate it over the simulator, the sounds aren't working. startupSoundChannel is getting null in return.

Note that I'm using the 0.93 version, if it makes any difference.


I'm assuming somehow the files aren't copied to the simulator somehow. This would seem strange, as I'm using a similar way for .png files.


What can be the issue?

Is there some other recommended way to use sound files?

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: how to use sound files


shlomiag wrote:

Note that I'm using the 0.93 version, if it makes any difference.

It makes all the difference in the world.  Try searching the board for "0.9.3 sound" (or "audio") and you'll see.  Upgrade to 0.9.4 (best to do both sim and SDK) if you want to test sound.


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Re: how to use sound files

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And even on 0.9.4 its kind of hit and miss... some times i dont hear any sound and i need to reboot the simulator to hear it. And so far only mp3 works..none of the other media types play..perhaps lack of codecs on the simulator.


This was kind of an annoying point for me as i had initially planned to write an FM radio app to play a streaming WMA. but i can't until i get the PB..