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Adjusting Microphone bitrate changes playback speed

LGDE asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I was wondering if anyone could help me with the issue I have.
I am recording audio from microphone and later playing it back.
Now if microphone.rate (bitrate) is 44 (Khz) then playback is fine but as soon as I am lowering bitrate it speeds up.
I am assuming it is because of playback still using 44. But there is no property in Sound object to change it like in Microphone object. I think I need to change the way I am accessing ByteArray that stores sound.
Low bitrate is needed for space efficiency thus 44.1 Khz cannot be really accepted.

Would love someone to help me figure it out.

Key parts of the code below.

protected var soundRecording:ByteArray = new ByteArray();	
        protected var soundOutput:Sound;

microphone = Microphone.getMicrophone(comboMicList.selectedIndex);
microphone.rate = 11; 
microphone.addEventListener(SampleDataEvent.SAMPLE_DATA, gotMicData);

private function gotMicData(event:SampleDataEvent):void {

protected function playbackData():void {
   soundRecording.position = 0;
   soundOutput = new Sound();
   soundOutput.addEventListener(SampleDataEvent.SAMPLE_DATA, playSound);

private function playSound(soundOutput:SampleDataEvent):void {
if (soundRecording.bytesAvailable <= 0)
for (var i:int = 0; i < 8192; i++) { // no. of samples
   if (soundRecording.bytesAvailable > 0)

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