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May 24, 2001 - Playing a SWF ("swiff")

Yehuda Shiran May 24, 2001
Playing a SWF ("swiff")
Tips: May 2001

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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In some of your applications you may need to use Flash Audio and JavaScript directly, without any prepackaged APIs such as the FlashSound JavaScript API. You will enjoy more features, methods, and properties, but you'll have to take care of all the tiny details that are taken for granted when using the FlashSound API.

One of the "tiny" details is embedding the sound object. The JavaScript file included in this tip, flashsoundcheck.js, does exactly this, and other stuff for Internet Explorer browsers. It also checks for Flash plug-ins, and minimum player version.

The following link demonstrates the Play() Flash method. It starts playing the track from frame 0. Notice the few seconds of silence at the beginning. The first sound bit is recorded at the 10th frame (dog barking).


Here is the source code:

<A href="javascript://" 
   return false">Play</a></FONT><P>
  var mySwf = window.document.sonify;