I've encountered this problem many a time before and I want to get to the bottom of it.

I've cobbled together a small animation using 1 sound which comes up twice in the timeline in order to illustrate my problem.

Here is the timeline and stuff:


The problem is when i come to exporting the flash movie, the second sound comes in way too early as you can see in this swf:


In fact, in order to get the sound to come in at the right time, I have to move it along in the timeline way after the animation it is supposed to be corresponding to has happened like this:


which is rediculous i'm sure you'll agree.

could someone tell me where I've been going wrong all this time? Thanks.