Flash sound box - how tricky is this going to be?

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I want to use Flash MX 2004 to create a small, simple box with both a Play and a Stop button, for insertion into HTML pages.

Upon page load, I want it to play an external sound file and, if possible, to mirror the sound levels visually in the form of a small LED-style graph or, even better, concentric circles emanating from the box.

I'm new to Flash but have got a good understanding of scripting and servers.

What I would like to know is, has this or something similar already been done elsewhere? Do reliable components exist which will make it easier for me? Where should I start looking? And are the Help files that come with Flash good enough for me to learn what I need or is there a book I should use instead?

Any and all advice would be much appreciated.

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http://www.flashkit.com look on there first erm, Unflux is good at flash
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Thanks AcRoNym, good advice and, yeah, Unflux does seem to know his stuff.

Anyone else got any good tips?

Cheers,

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Just make the animation, and make another layer with the loop in. I dont think itll need to sync (and i cant do that). How long is the loop?


Just animate some bars going up and down, and maybe make a button to stop it. Unflux will know more.
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AcRoNym wrote:
Just make the animation, and make another layer with the loop in. I dont think itll need to sync (and i cant do that). How long is the loop?

It won't actually be a loop, what I have in mind is a welcome message player for websites that will play their own message, stored as an mp3 in the same folder as the player.
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Just animate some bars going up and down, and maybe make a button to stop it. Unflux will know more.

I might well need to do that, at least until I figure out how to emulate whatever Flashtrax does - at least that show's that it's possible.

Thanks again AcRoNym,

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Sounds good let me know how it turns out.

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