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Sounds like a random, frustrating problem to deal with - no fun! One recommendation I would make, regardless of how many audio files you have imported into your Flash file, is to pre-compress your audio files outside of Flash as MP#s, and then import those. This isn't exactly a "fix", but is a nice work-around.
This avoids Flash doing any compression, and has the additional benefit of keeping your FLA file's size down, too. There are probably more than a few free MP3 encoding programs you can find on the Internet. Compress your audio files to maybe 128kbps (it depends on what final file size you are going for with the final SWF(s)). Be sure that, when you view the properties of your imported MP#s, the box "Use imported MP3 qualoity" is checked (or else Flash re-compresses them, too). Delete all the AIF files from the FLA library.
Thanks for the response and sorry I've been so horrendously slow in getting back to you. I was holding out for my white knight in shinging armour coming along and saying "Ah that's easy to fix, just do X, Y & Z" lol Then when that didn't happen I forgot entirely.
Seeing as no full solution has been forthcoming I have done as you suggested, and asked the sound producer to compress everything himself. Not an ideal solution but if it works don't knock it! Thanks again.