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Sound Issues with Different Platforms

Olivier Legat
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Joined: Nov 17, 2007
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Hello everyone.

I'm developing a game and want to add some nice little music to it. I'm using the javax.sound.sampled package to do this. I have simple WAV player class like so:

Which I can use in a simple thread such as this one:

When using the MenuSong class on a Windows platform it works fine, run() starts the music and cancel() stops it. However, on Unix platforms such as CentOS or Mac OS the program "blocks" on s.stop(); - by "block" I mean the execution of the code seems paused at that point and everything there after simply isn't executed.

The API for the method stop() mentions that:
This doesn't guarantee that there will never be discontinuities beyond the current buffer, of course; if the stopped condition continues for too long, input or output samples might be dropped

But I don't understand what that means.

Help on this issue would be greatly appreciated as it appears that WavPlayer might totally have to be redesigned.


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