OK, have just discovered that there seems to be a bit of an
issue with streaming sounds in fp 8 and 9.
In flash player 6/7, if I called sound.loadSound("some.mp3",
true), flash player buffered 5 seconds of the file prior to playing
it back. I could change the amount it buffered by setting
_soundbuftime to the number of seconds I wanted buffered.
If, however, I install any flash player 8 or 9, the sound now
starts playing immediately, with no buffering time. It then
frequently gets a second or two in before the stream then stops,
and THEN seems to buffer. Changing _soundbuftime does not make any
difference (though it may be changing the amount buffered once it
Has anyone experienced this and got a workaround? At the
moment, the only thing we can think of to do is to switch off
streaming and preload the entire file - but this isn't really a
Anyone from Adobe here who can help with this? Have tested
pretty extensively and am fairly confident it's an issue with the
flash player itself!