Hi Gina Linked file that might be controlled by actionscript will load before frame one. You have two choices - have the sound directly on the main timeline, or, better, load it as an external swf (using loadMovieNum) onto a level. That way you'll be able to control it independently. Clear? Good luck. Geoff >I've brought the MP3 file into Flash and set it in the library. It's >not on any >layer or timeline though, I used "linkage" and exported it to use with >ActionScript, and in first frame. How to I set this to stream, so it will load >faster?