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JAR + Including Files

john price
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Joined: Feb 24, 2011
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So I have 16 classes that I can successfully put into a jar. Then, I have two 6 .au files (Sun audio format). I put these 6 files in a folder. When I ran just the jar, it worked. When I moved the folder away (outside the jar), the sound did not work. I used this command:

and then I tf'd it, and all the files showed up. Since the folder is combined with the Jar file (I know this for a fact because it was larger than my class files), it should work. Is there any way that I can put and access that folder that is inside that Jar from one of the class files? For example, I want to be able to call up a sound file from one of the classes while running a Jar.
Currently, I have my "sound player" set up like this...

How do I access the music files inside the Jar?
John Price aka cc11rocks

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Stephan van Hulst

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Instead of using File, use Class.getResouceAsStream() to get a stream and pass it to your getAudioInputStream() method.

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john price
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It still isn't working...

I know for sure these both worked when they were not in a Jar, so the methods' coding is right. Of course I was using a file input instead of a ResourceAsStream...
Please HELP! I've spent probably like 5 hours now trying to figure out the sound system in a Jar...
John Price aka cc11rocks
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Assuming that this class is part of a package, you may want to read the javadocs of the Class.getResourceAsStream method.

I see you still think it's a good idea to swallow exceptions silently.
john price
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Joined: Feb 24, 2011
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This worked successfully:

I was about ready to give up .
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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