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Chapter 14. Publishing to Shockwave > Using External Audio

Using External Audio

Because sound files can be quite large, they are often placed in an external cast in order to keep the main movie's size smaller and facilitate quicker download times. You can't import huge sound files and expect people to patiently play break-out for 20 minutes while your movie downloads.

Without compressing your sound so much as to hurt the sound quality, you can place the sound in an external cast, so that the main movie will still download quickly. This is a common technique, and will work great, as long as your audio doesn't need to loop. What's that? Can't you just check the loop option within the Property inspector? You can, but Shockwave movies won't loop sound that is in an external cast. If you turn on the Loop option, the sound will still play just one time when the movie is published as a Shockwave file.


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