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Flash CS3 in Windows 7 will not import audio files.  Help please

Mar 17, 2010 11:09 AM

I'm running Flash CS3 and just got a new PC with Windows 7.  Flash will not import ANY audio files to the library.  I get this message -

One or more files were not imported because there were problems reading them.


It will not even import audio files recorded on this machine with Adobe soundbooth.  I can import the files on my machine with XP, then save my fla file on a jump drive, open it on the Windows 7 machine and everything is fine.  It will just not import any audio on either of my Window 7 machines.  Anyone know what the heck is going on here?



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    Mar 19, 2010 12:36 PM   in reply to Dave_Mustaine

    go to your flash folder and right click Flash.exe


    If you have 64 bit the path will be

    C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS4\Flash.exe


    If 32 bit it will be

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS4\Flash.exe


    Right click Flash.exe and go to properties. Click on the compatability tab. Check off "Run in compatability mode" and select windows XP as the operating system. After doing that, open up flash and try importing sound. Give that a try and post your results.



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    Mar 28, 2011 3:06 PM   in reply to Dave_Mustaine

    Move your audio files to a different drive. Simple as.


    I had the same issue you have on my sister's computer and doing this worked a treat. ^_^.

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    Nov 3, 2011 6:30 AM   in reply to Dave_Mustaine

    This post is a bit old, but maybe can help other that came here from google. According to adobe's site:


    "Flash does not internally support MP3 files with a bitrate over 160kbps. Importing sound files over this size will cause Macromedia Flash to ask Quicktime to handle the import via Quicktime’s audio subsystem."


    So, try to install quicktime and see if it works.

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