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    Variables in loading a music file

    I am trying to load a file which i assined using a variable

    here is my AS:
    PHP Code:
    file _level0.id;
    loadVariables("file.php?id="+file"_root");
    myMusic = new Sound(myMusicMc);
    myMusic.loadSound("../songuploads/song1.mp3");
    //myMusic.loadSound("../root/soundfiles/"+file); 
    But it only loads when i explicity say the location

    What shall I do?

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    Try tracing _level0.id to see what you get.

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    i get the name of the file that should be played

    i know the variable works fine becuase i have it displayed in a textbox

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    try defining file = _root.id on a frame before you make the loadVariables call...
    this could be an issue of id being undefined when loadVariables gets called.

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    The variable is being defined and retreived properly.

    What I am having trouble with is getting it to load:

    myMusic.loadSound("../soundfiles/"+file);

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    did you try something like:

    myMusic.loadSound("../soundfiles/song"+file+".mp3");

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    the varaible file contains "song1.mp3" so I don't need to do so.

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    is there a way I can debug it and see the variables in real-time in the browser?

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    the issue is timing

    you load via loadVariables and a nano-second later you try to use the variable
    it will always fail (even though you can see the variable in a textfield)

    use a loadvars object, it has an onLoad function that runs when all
    data has completed loading

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    what do you mean by:

    use a loadvars object, it has an onLoad function that runs when all
    data has completed loading
    Would putting it on a diffrent frame work?

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    Code:
    file = _level0.id; 
    myMusic = new Sound(myMusicMc);
    
    sv = new LoadVars(); // send object
    sv.id = file;
    lv = new LoadVars(); // load object
    sv.sendAndLoad("file.php", lv, "POST"); 
    
    lv.onLoad = function(){ 
    trace(lv.file); // php should return - file=song1.mp3
    myMusic.loadSound("../root/soundfiles/"+lv.file); 
    };
    this might work

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    thank you very much for that.

    I have one more question.

    How do I stop it after 15 seconds of playing?

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    use setInterval to check the sound.position property -
    Code:
    function checker(){
    trace(myMusic.position);
    if(myMusic.position > 15000){
    myMusic.stop();
    clearInterval(posINT);
    }
    };
    
    lv.onLoad = function(){ 
    myMusic.loadSound("../root/soundfiles/"+lv.file, true); 
    posINT = setInterval(checker,500);
    };

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    Sorry for the late reply but I have only managed to try and put it all together and it doesn't seem to work.

    This is what I have at the moment:

    Code:
    file = _level0.id; 
    myMusic = new Sound(myMusicMc);
    
    sv = new LoadVars(); // send object
    sv.id = file;
    lv = new LoadVars(); // load object
    sv.sendAndLoad("file.php", lv, "GET");
    
    
    lv.onLoad = function(){ 
    trace(lv.file); // php should return - file=song1.mp3
    myMusic.loadSound("../soundfiles/"+lv.file); 
    songstat = "Ready to play "+lv.file;
    };
    The reason I am using get is becuase the URL for getting the file name is file.php?id=1

    and the output is
    file=song1.mp3
    Where Am I going wrong? I went through it over 5 times and I still can't see.

    Thanks and sorry again for bumping the thread up

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    loadSound accepts 2 parameters -

    url of sound file
    boolean true/false -- true is streaming, false is event

    Streaming sounds play while they are downloading
    Event sounds are completely loaded before they can be played

    If the second parameter is omitted, it defaults to false.

    I ran a simple test with a text file and a button to start the sound -
    Code:
    this.createEmptyMovieClip("myMusic",1000);
    myMusic = new Sound(myMusicMc);
    
    lv = new LoadVars();
    lv.load("song.txt");
    
    lv.onLoad = function(){ 
    myMusic.loadSound(lv.file); // defaults to event sound
    trace("Ready to play "+lv.file);
    };
    
    /*--song.txt--
    &file=song1.mp3&
    */
    
    btn.onRelease = function(){
    myMusic.start();
    };

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    OK I see

    but how can i integrate this with PHP?

    Please have a look at the fla and see where i am going wrong.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    can anyone have a look at the file and tell me where I am going wrong?

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    but how can i integrate this with PHP?

    i used a variable from a text file to test
    you must get your php to return the variable -

    &file=song1.mp3&

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