I thought .swf operated the same in all browsers on all platforms. :-)
I'm streaming audio from an external mp3 file, and have made a simple player with PLAY, PAUSE and STOP, with a timer.
Here's my .swf file:
In IE 6 on a Windows PC, this works fine. (Once the file loads, you can PAUSE then press PLAY to restart.)
In Netscape 7.2 on a Windows PC, and in IE, Mozilla and Safare on a Mac, when you press PAUSE then press PLAY to restart, the file re-loads and starts from the beginning.