I'm working on a radio show website that has a "listen to the show" page that will include a MP3 of the radio from that morning, the MP3 will be updated every day after the show.
What's happening is I'm setting up the page so that it links to a file called radioshow.mp3, and once set up the client will upload the new radioshow.mp3 everyday, replacing the previous day one therefore automatically updating the page with the latest audio.
That's the background, this is what we're needing to do: We're needing to create a Flash file that has one still "You're Listening To The Radio Show" type image that the viewers look at while listening to the show. This is no problem but what I can't figure out is how to have Flash file link to the external MP3 file, it's in the same folder but not embedded in the Flash file; so that when the client uploads the new MP3 it updates with the Flash file.
Is this possible? If so can someone point me to a link that points me in the right direction?
Also right quick, it's not possible to export the movie as a FLV right? I would need a SWF > FLV converter?
Using Flash CS4
If you are using Actionscript 3, look at the load() method information for the Sound class in the online help. There is a very complete example there that should do just what you want.
If you are using Actionscript 2, look at the Sound.loadSound() method in the online help.
Either way, you can load in and play this external mp3 file.
Using ActionScript (as it was suggested above) you can _load_ sound into a movie, but you can't _navigate_ across such soundtrack. So, your visitors will only can load/unload the audiotrack, but will can't use play/pause << >> functions. The better way is to convert MP3 into FLV, which can be done even without audio recompression. For example, you can use this tool