<Sound Dev> Great work on the Java Sound API for Linux!

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 22:04:00 PST 2009

On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 12:37 AM, Nerius Landys <nlandys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Do you mean that you can play sound with another non-Java applications in
>> the same time? With Sun's JDK 1.6.0u16 i can't do it:
>> What is a difference? Is Java Sound has been rewritten for Linux?
> Yes, when using the OpenJDK 1.6, I can play sound from my Java app at
> the same time that other audio apps are running, such as video games,
> speech-dispatcher, Mumble, etc.  Furthermore, in OpenJDK, I can play 2
> Clip objects simultaneously and it will mix them for me (presumably
> using ALSA mix program).
> On the other hand Sun's JDK does not do all of the above for me.
> Thank you, OpenJDK.

How did you install your OpenJDK? If you're using the Debian package,
I think it comes with Pulseaudio support.

Please check the jre/lib/ext directory and your /usr/share/java
directory for pulse-java.jar.


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