I have lots of mp3 audio files on my site (40 or more).
I am using an audio player and that's working fine but, it takes a while for some of the mp3's to kick in. I have reduced their bit rates from 160 to 128 and In Flash CS4/Publish Settings/Flash I have changed the MP3 to a bit rate of 8kbps. is this OK?
Anything else I can do to speed things up?
the flash settings won't help download and stream those mp3's faster. lowering the mp3 bitrates will help.
and other than ensuring nothing else is loading when you start to stream an mp3, there's nothing you can do to get it to download more quickly.