Re: JMF?

Knute Johnson <>
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:24:17 -0700
Dirk Bruere at NeoPax wrote:

Dirk Bruere at NeoPax wrote:

I need a bit of s/w for playing various basic audio formats eg .wav
.mp3 (no GUI).

I assume I'll need JMF.
Are there any decent tutorials about?

Having said that, what I want is an audio player class without GUI that
will play common audio formats and have basic methods for stuff like
vol, start, stop etc

Is there one available? - I'm looking and have not found anything
suitable yet. I would have thought it should be easy, but it doesn't
seem to be.

Here is a simple outline class. Implementation of a level control is a
little more complicated. This will play .au, .aiff and some .wav,
depending on the actual data format.

import javax.sound.sampled.*;

public class Play {
     public static void main(String[] args) {
         class MyLineListener implements LineListener {
             public void update(LineEvent le) {
                 LineEvent.Type type = le.getType();

         try {
             AudioInputStream fis =
              AudioSystem.getAudioInputStream(new File(args[0]));
             System.out.println("File AudioFormat: " + fis.getFormat());
             AudioInputStream ais = AudioSystem.getAudioInputStream(
             AudioFormat af = ais.getFormat();
             System.out.println("AudioFormat: " + af.toString());

             int frameRate = (int)af.getFrameRate();
             System.out.println("Frame Rate: " + frameRate);
             int frameSize = af.getFrameSize();
             System.out.println("Frame Size: " + frameSize);

             SourceDataLine line = AudioSystem.getSourceDataLine(af);
             line.addLineListener(new MyLineListener());

             int bufSize = line.getBufferSize();
             System.out.println("Buffer Size: " + bufSize);


             byte[] data = new byte[bufSize];
             int bytesRead;

             while ((bytesRead =,0,data.length)) != -1)

         } catch (Exception e) {


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