Why is play so much faster than using a player?

Peter T. Evensen pevensen at siboneylg.com
Thu Jul 5 13:36:16 EDT 2007

I have a game that plays a ticking sound as lights around the board of 
the screen light up in sequence, i.e., one lit light moves around the 
border of the screen. 

*play "click.mp3"* plays much quicker than setting up a Player and doing 
a *start player "Click"
Anyone know why?   It would seem to me that using a player would be 
faster (the sound file could be loaded in memory, etc).

You can see this in the message box by creating a player and typing 
'start player "Player"' and hitting return multiple times, vs. typing in 
'play "sound.mp3"' and hitting enter.

This is with Revoltuion 2.8.1 Build 471

Peter Evensen

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