April 19, 2001 - Looping an SWF | 3
April 19, 2001|
Looping an SWF
Tips: April 2001
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
loopproperty tells the Flash player to re-trigger the track when the playhead reaches the end of the track. The SWF file should not include a stop label at the end of the track because it inhibits its looping, even if you specify
loop=truebefore you embed the SWF file. As a reminder, in order to sonify your page, follow this recipe:
- Make sure you have the Flash player. 96% of the surfing population already has it. Download.
In this tip we demonstrate an SWF file that by default start playing when embedded in a page. The following two links point to two pages with similar code:
<HTML> <HEAD> <SCRIPT SRC="flashsound.js"></SCRIPT> <SCRIPT> var mySoundObj = new FlashSound(); </SCRIPT> </HEAD> <BODY> <SCRIPT> mySoundObj.loop = true; mySoundObj.embedSWF("theme.swf"); </SCRIPT> </BODY> </HTML>
loop=true assignment. You assign instance properties before you embed the SWF file by
embedSWF(). The right link above is the same as the left link, except that the
loop parameter is
false. Notice that the sound loops forever in the left link, but stops after one round in the right link.
Also important to remember is the fact that not every sound track can be made to loop. In fact, most SWF files are not suitable, because they contain a stop label at the last frame.
Here are links you can use to download