Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing the finished player, part of Flash CS4 Professional Audio Techniques.
In this chapter we are going to look at an application that utilizes all the…techniques that you learned throughout this title.…Now, my purpose isn't to teach you how to make everything in here from Scratch,…I just want to get you thinking creatively about what you can do to use what you…have learned in this title.…So again, we are going to be going over some of the code in this application…but not everything.…I am really just showing this to you, so you can get a feel of what you can…create with the things that you know right now.…
So here I have my files on my testing server.…So if you are going to follow along and you have the files, make sure your…testing server is running and that all of these files are in the right place…that is the ldcaudio folder of your testing server.…So I have this little icon that says Launch Audio Player, when you click on it,…the Audio Player launches.…So there is some Album artwork and if you roll over the bottom, you'll see that…the Playlist comes up.…Now I have that initial thing that you click because in order to load…
- Playing and pausing audio in a created player class
- Controlling audio progress and showing it in a text field
- Loading XML playlist data into the final player
- Animating a volume slider and using effects to add depth
- Making Flash applications sharable
- Viewing the finished player and taking it for a spin
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: I am having trouble getting the exercise files to work for this title. For example, when I drag the progress bar of a song to another location on the slider, the movieclip always jumps back to the beginning and the song starts over. What could be causing this error?
A: An update to Flash since the time of recording broke this functionality. The problem appears to happen when Flash compiles the SWF in Flash Player 10. If you change your publish settings to Flash Player 9 instead, you won't see any problems.