Bruce Gilbert wrote: > works fine except when I got the play movie again button, there is no music. I'm better at answering questions than at debugging stuff I can't see, but for "How might I not have a sound play?" then possibilities include but are not limited to: dynamically loaded sound which is not yet available; some other source contending for sound channels; sound is requested while file is still initializing ("frame 1" mention); some type of odd coding in the original file ("i inherited this file" mention); could be a lot more. For "How to troubleshoot?" then the usual first step is "simplify"... make sure this nested SWF plays fine on its own before putting it inside the other SWFs you inherited, check the audio on its own, etc... finding the difference that makes a difference usually makes finding the underlying cause much easier. Sorry I can't nail it Kreskinishly from here, but does the above provide a possible path forward to your goals...? jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.