You can insert sound file
(a music or a voice) into Flash. The common sound formates that can be
used in Flash are WAV( windows only) and MP3(any platform).
To insert a sound into your
animation follow the steps written below:
1. To insert a sound into
your Flash animation that is stored somewhere
in your computer go to
File > Import
2. That will open a dialog
box. Locate the desired sound file and click
in the dialog box to insert the sound file in your Flash animation.
3. This action will place
the selected sound file into the Library.
4. Now insert a new layer
above the other layers of your animation by
Insert > Layer
5. Select the new layer and
drag the sound from the Library on to the
The timeline will look like as shown below. Always insert the
on to a seperate layer.
6. To listen the sound test
the scene or movie.
An important factor that should be considered is
length of the sound i.e the time period for the sound to last. The total
number of frames that the sound occupy should be equal to the number of
frames that are occupied by the animation. The Total number of frames that
the sound occupy, depend upon the length of the sound and frame
rate of the animation /movie.
The total frames that the sound occupy can be calculated by multiplying
length of sound in seconds and the frame rate of the movie. You can set
the desired frame rate by changing the movie
For example, if your sound clip is of 10 second and you have set the frame
rate of the animation/movie as 10 frames per second (fps), your sound clip
will occupy 10*10 = 100 frames. So you should have the corresponding animation
for 100 frames.
There are other expert way of adding sound but those are beyond this tutorial.
This tutorial will just help you to getting in the idea of adding sounds.