having sound in java?

David Gonzalez Rivera ubuntu at davidgonz.com
Wed Nov 23 20:04:59 UTC 2005

Sarangan Thuraisingham wrote:

> David Gonzalez Rivera wrote:
>> I installed java 1.5 but i want to have sound in firefox, is there a 
>> way to do it?
> When your other applications are using the sound card, they use ESD to 
> stream the sound. Both Java and Flash player want direct access to the 
> sound hardware. That's the problem. For more info:
>   http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php/id;1217197122;fp;16;fpid;0
> So a workaround will be to make sure that you are not playing sound 
> from any other apps like XMMS, Xine, Mplayer ...
but if i direct all to ALSA, doesn't it mix the sound?

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