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Subject: Re: FLASH: Audio cross-platform problem
From: Marc Hoffman
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:24:18 GMT

At 06:32 PM 3/25/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>Here's the gig: we're authoring on Macs, importing .aiff files.
>Occasionally when we export swfs from Flash, the sound has run fine on a
>Mac but distorted terribly on PC. Our workaround has been to build our
>movies on a Mac but export them from a PC. Today we did that, but to our
>chagrin the sound ran great on a PC but distorted terribly on the Macs!

I've had similar problems. Three factors that may affect this:
1) Normalize the files before import. On PC, CoolEdit (shareware at
www.syntrillium.com) can do this. Normalizing adjusts the level so the
loudest levels are whatever percentage of optimum you choose (I like to use
95% for some margin of safety, but sometimes a lower setting seems
necessary if distortion is a problem). CoolEdit recognizes AIFF and WAV.

2) Import at 44.1kHz, 16-bit, and use the Flash sound settings to find a
compression and bit-rate scheme that works. The settings are accessed by
double-clicking the name of the sound file in the library list.

3) Sometimes a sound doesn't work correctly if it's in a frame that has
just been jumped to. Put it in the second frame when doing GoTo's.

Marc Hoffman
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