Adding Audio to Timeline

Adding Audio to Timeline

Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Tutorial


How to Add Audio to Timeline in a Flash .fla File



Audio can be added to a project using multiple methods. The easiest method is to import the audio the the Library, select a keyframe, then drag it to the stage. Other methods include importing audio from an external mp3 file or importing the audio from the Library with ActionScript. In this example, we will import the audio, then drag it to the stage.

Tutorial Elements

Audio file (mp3) in an external folder


Step One

In a new flash document, name the default layer Audio.

Step Two

Choose File > Import > Import to Library.

Step Three

Navigate to your mp3 file and choose Import.

Step Four

Open the Library (Window > Library).

Step Five

Select the first keyframe of your Audio layer and drag the mp3 file from the Library to the stage.

Step Six

Publish your movie by pressing Cmd/Return (PC - Ctrl/Enter). The audio starts playing and plays only once.

AIF or MP3

Using this method you can import either .aif files (Mac) or mp3 files (Mac or PC).

How Do I Stop the Music?

This method allows you to start the music. For instructions on stopping your audio, see topic, Stop Audio. career skills