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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: I welcome J2SE 6's faster-splash.... re: Java speed-up
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2006 05:26:47 GMT
This can't be a Java issue - it must be the 
design-by-committee-for-all-platforms-ever-to-be problem...

I would love to see a good sound API in the style of SWT.

Call it JavaAudio...

Tor-Einar Jarnbjo wrote:
> Fernando Cassia wrote:
>> I'm still scratching my bald head thinking why hasn't Google embraced
>> desktop
>> java yet. Google Talk would be a killer app written in Swing / 100% Pure
>> Java.
> It's never stupid to stay realistic. There is no JavaSound 
> implementation giving you enough control of e.g. the sound card latency 
> to allow a usable telephone application to be implemented.
>> H*ck, there's even a pure-java mpeg4 implementation....
> Which doesn't work for me. A few still frames are being shown and 
> updated every few seconds and then the player hangs. Apart from that, 
> due to other problems with JavaSound is it not possible to implement 
> reasonable quality video players in Java. The JavaSound API has 
> functions to read the current position of the audio playback, to sync 
> the video accordingly, but the accuracy and correctness of this function 
> makes it unusable.
> Tor

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