In a previous tutorial, I demonstrated a simple solution to loading an external sound file. In that example, the mp3 file that had been loaded begins to play automatically. While this might be fine in some cases, you probably would want more control over the sound being imported. For example, being able to stop or pause then play again might be a good place to start. In this tutorial, I will be demonstrating how to play, stop, and pause sounds using AS3 once you have the sound loaded into Flash.
Sound has become a key addition to many Flash projects: offline and online. In many cases, integrating sound can actually amplify the final results of a project. However, in many other cases sound should not even be a topic for discussion. Whatever your case may be, I am going to quickly go over how to load an external sound file using AS3.