player vs play command

Scott Rossi scott at
Tue Mar 7 13:20:01 EST 2006

Recently, Peter T. Evensen wrote:

> Is there any benefit to using a player vs the play command if you just want
> to play a single sound file as is?  I was just wondering if there are any
> drawbacks to the play command that I should know about.

The play command is built-in (uses the engine to play media) and can only
play one sound at a time.

Players rely on external technology (QuickTime, WMP or similar) and since
you can have multiple players in a stack, it's possible to play multiple
sounds simultaneously.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
E: scott at

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