Join Todd Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Walking through the application, part of Flash CS4 Professional Audio Techniques.
In this movie, we will briefly walk through the application that I demonstrated…earlier in this chapter.…We will start by looking at the XML file.…You will notice that I added a few things.…In the opening Album tag also known as the Root element, I added an attribute…called the Cover that holds the URL to the Album cover.…So you can swap this out, if you wanted to put in a different album.…Let's say you have a band, or you are working on a project for a band, or…something, you could put that in here.…And here is the link that contains the link to the album.…
I am not actually using that in my application but I have it there just in case, I want to.…Notice this, this big iTunes URL.…I will show you how to get that URL in just a few minutes.…So we have a share URL that you are familiar with, and all the songs are exactly…the same as they were before, except they all have an element called Link,…another iTunes link.…Let's look at how to get those links from iTunes.…It's actually really simple.…I am going to tab over to iTunes and then I am in the Jellybricks' Goodnight to Everyone album.…
- 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.