Re: LineUnavailableException when trying to play .wav file

"Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe>
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 14:24:54 GMT
Scott wrote:

I'm trying to play a simple .wav file ..

What do you mean by 'simple'?

..using code copied from:


PCM_SIGNED 22050.0 Hz, 16 bit, mono, 2 bytes/frame, little-endian
javax.sound.sampled.LineUnavailableException: line with format PCM_SIGNED 22050.
0 Hz, 16 bit, mono, 2 bytes/frame, little-endian not supported.

That message is saying that Java does not support that format.

WinAmp plays the .wav file without any problems.

WinAmp will play almost anything.
I have MP3's that both WinAmp and the JMStudio
will play, while I have others that can only be played
by WinAmp. The same for MIDI files (and I expect,
WAV files).

I can even play it using the DirectSound code in:

That code digs directly into the Windows based
system - it would not work cross-platform, so
Java does not work that way.

Is this just a problem with windows 98 or is there something I'm over looking?

Try whis WAV file, which has been seen to be
'Java compatible'

The JMF (especially the Performance Pack) will bring
support for more codecs (types) of more formats, but
even that only covers a relatively small number of sound

Andrew Thompson

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