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Crash Course 2: Invaders - Part 5

by Hectate (Updated on 2015-02-01)

Part 5: Importing Sounds

Step 30: Now it’s time to import our music and sound files. This time we’re going to show you a different way to import assets, by dragging and dropping files. First, click on the Dashboard and then on Sounds.

Step 31: With the sound files on your desktop (General Space Shooter Spacey Level.mp3 and Explosion.mp3), click on one and drag it over into the dotted line box (shown below).

Remember, we need to go back to the Dashboard to drag the second file in also.

Step 32: Now you’ll have two sounds. Make sure each sound is set to the correct type, as shown (the music should be set to Music, the explosion sound effect set to Sound Effect).

With all our assets in place, it’s time to set up the Scene that will function as our main level.

Click here to go to Part 6.

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@Disnahe2008 It's not hardly to add sounds.
Just (if you have downloaded some of your sounds) select import mp3 and click your mp3 and ok!!!
(But remember you must go back to the scene and add:
Play sound

0 2 years, 6 months ago
I still cannot import sounds! It's impossible!(FOR ME)
-1 3 years, 5 months ago
On Linux, dragging the mp3 (either the Explosion or the music) did not allow for the sound to play. I had to do an import in order for it to work.
1 4 years, 4 months ago
If dragging and dropping files is not working for you and you're on Windows 8 or 10 then find the Stencyl install folder and set the folder permissions to full and untick "Read Only". This will also cure an annoying crash every 2 minutes. Running as Administrator does not work so just set the permissions.
1 4 years, 6 months ago
This is literally one of the most problematic parts in this course... Like 99% of the people have the same problem and it still didn't get fixed.... The Explosion sound has a "variable bitrate" which Stencyl doesn't allow. To fix this issue, download Audacity and resave the Explosion sound, this will remove the variable bitrate. Hope I could help you! :P
1 5 years, 1 day ago
Why Is the Explosion sound a VBR(Variable Bitrate)!!!????????!?
Please CHANGE IT VBR FREE!!!!!!!!

0 5 years, 6 months ago
DanThMann Gizmo
To answer a lot of people's questions on the sounds, go into Audacity (or download it: d/), and re-save it with a different name, as Audacity automatically uses a fixed bitrate. If it comes up with a message telling you to install Lame, go to, download the file, and follow the steps to install it.
2 5 years, 7 months ago
explosion says it has something wrong with the bitrate. does anyone know how to fix this?
3 5 years, 7 months ago
I solved my problem by downloading the resquested sound files from StencyForge menu.

Hit StencyForge on the TopBar =>in the Left Column of StencylForge menu=> hit "Sound" under "Media" it will displays various downloadable sounds in the main screen.

hope it helps.

3 5 years, 10 months ago
hello everyopne,
i am new, i just end up woth teh first tutorail (Crash Course Game) and the Drag and Drop function has never worked (it always displays me a forbiden sign when i hover on the software with the draged item). But i managed to fullfil everything using the links for computer directories that are embended in the software.

Now i am stuck at the "Importing Sound" part of the second tutorial, because of the drag and drop issue and also because of an error message that pop up when i find a way to import sound through the sotfware buttons:
"MP3 can't have a variable bitrate, re import the sound with a fixed bitrate"

i donwloaded the software on this website, it is in 3.4 build 8868 beta version. i work on Windows 8 (not 8.1). Please can someone help me?
thank you

1 5 years, 10 months ago

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