convert that wma to something else, (mp3, aiff, or wav)
Yeah, I mean what in the world is a wma?
The other important thing to keep in mind is that Flash likes sample rates that are multiples of 11,025 Hz -- 11,025 or 22,050 or 44,100. The latter is what CDs are sampled at.
Then for bit rate you generally don't need something that high, unless you are certain that you have a real audiophile audience with great speakers and all. If most of your people are just going to be listening through regular computer speakers or even regular headphones then something lower will suffice and save a lot of loading time.
I've had great luck with 22,050 at 64 kbps. And the things I've done didn't require stereo. Remember that stereo basically doubles the amount of data. So if you don't need it, don't use it.
Also don't forget to go into your publish settings and adjust the output rates for the published swf. Or alternately go into your sound file in the library and set it to be an exception to the publish settings. Otherwise it won't matter!
Thank you for the response. It cleared up a lot of things and with the new info you gave me I was able to resolve the issue. Thanks a million.