<Sound Dev> sound on Linux

PJ leonard pauljohnleonard at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 14 03:00:19 PDT 2009

My understanding is:

mplayer might use pulseaudio which allows the sharing of the soundoutput (on
my ubuntu this is the default)
JAVA uses the alsa device directly so it can not be used by other
iced tea JAVA does have a pulseaudio device but I can only produce broken up
sound using this.


2009/10/13 cyberGn0m <cy6ergn0m at gmail.com>

> Anybody tested java sound on linux? As I know, java uses ALSA on Linux to
> play audio.. so, i have a problem with it: when java plays sound, other
> applications can't play anything. When other applications plays sound, java
> can't. As i know, mplayer can play sound via ALSA and i can open many
> players and all of them will plays as expected...
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