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Pardon my inexperience with Flash... I may be doing something blatently stupid, but bear with me. I'm trying to create a simple 1 minute animation using an mp3 as the musical background accompaniment. I'm editing specific visual content to match the audio. But for some reason when I lay the mp3 in the timeline and hit "enter" to play, no matter what I do to stop the track from playing, the song continues to the end. Hitting "enter" again will stop the cursor from scrolling, but the sounds continues to play. It's quite annoying when trying to sync the animation to the track. Am I doing something way off target here?

Any help is appreciated.

-Masen

PS - Using WinXP with Flash MX
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Press Escape to stop the audio too!
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That's cool. Too simple. Thanks! BUT.... is there a reason that I can't seem to hear the audio unless I start from the beginning? If I play through 10 - 15 seconds of the piece... stop. and then try to start again from the place I've stopped... it will play, but with no audio. Any thoughts?
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You're right, I don't think you can preview the audio properly that way, but after all, this is only a preview mode: you really need to use Test Movie.

You could put a temporary button on the timeline, with the mp3 at the start, and use the code on the button:
on(press){
      trace("Frame number: "+_currentframe);
}

Then when you "test movie" (Control+Enter), and click the button, you will get the frame number appear in the output window.

One other thing, if you have this mp3 in the main timeline (also _root, or _level0), you might like to bear in mind that the mp3 will have to load in first before anything else happens in the movieclip.  This is because of the way Flash streams - it loads what it can, and as soon as it can play something, it can.  However, if you want to use a preloader, this will only work unless you shift the mp3 from frame 1 of the main timeline, or you preload the movie inside another one.
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