One of the most requested features that teachers want in SMART Notebook is the ability to play sound automatically when a page is entered.
Only MP3 sounds can play within Notebook when embedded onto an object. MP3′s can only play/pause and restart when you leave and re-enter a page. If a teacher wanted the sound to play again, he or she would have to either wait for the sound to end or leave the page and return, then click on the object again.
Flash files (either FLV or SWF) are the only type of files that play when a page is entered. So, if you want sound to play automatically when entering page, what kind of audio file would you like?
You guessed it, an FLV or SWF file. The subtle difference between the two is that the FLV version has a controller bar to stop/play/rewind/fast-forward, and to drag the timer to any part of the file and the SWF does not have the controller bar. Another bonus to using Flash here is that MP3 sounds cannot be controlled, only paused.
In the two videos below, we use Format Factory to convert a sound into an FLV file and a SWF file.
Converting to an FLV
Converting to an SWF