– This slot is reserved for the most recent working releases –
This is a 3D sound system for Java which provides a common interface to various 3rd-party sound and codec libraries. It is free to use in any project, commercial or otherwise, and the sourcecode is included in the following links.
Sound System Version date: October 23, 2010
The core SoundSystem library, independent from 3rd-party libraries. It is stripped down to the bare essentials, and designed to be easily customizable with various sound library and codec plug-ins. If memory is a concern (such as in an applet) this may be a good option, because it allows you to choose as many or as few plug-ins as you require for your project. NOTE: The core SoundSystem library without any plug-ins is only capable of playing MIDI files. Additional plug-ins should be added for more capabilities. The source code and license are included in the .zip file.
Sound System jPCT Version date: October 23, 2010
The jPCT-friendly 3D sound library. The SoundSystemJPCT class overrides the core SoundSystem libray, and provides a number of methods to make adding 3D sound to any jPCT project easy. It includes methods for binding Listener to Camera and Sources to Object3Ds, as well as using SimpleVector parameters. SoundSystemJPCT utilizes the LWJGL binding of OpenAL (with JavaSound as a backup option), and the J-Ogg library for .ogg support. NOTE: The core SoundSystem library, source code, and all relevant licenses are included in the .zip file.
SoundSystem Utils Version date: August 9, 2009
Includes a SoundSystem loader, and an example XML file.
JavaSound library plug-in Version date: October 23, 2010
Interface to the Java Sound API. More compatable than OpenAL, but not as high quality and fewer features. This plug-in utilizes JavaSound’s panning and volume control methods to simulate an reasonable-quality 3D sound system. Known bug: quickPlaying sounds will begin playing them at full volume for a split second, before switching to the correct volume. This is a bug with the Java Sound API itself, and therefore beyond my control to correct. An easy workaround is to add 0.02 seconds of silence to the beginning of each sound effect (the free Audacity sound editor works well for this).
LWJGL OpenAL library plug-in Version date: August 24, 2010
Interface to the LWJGL binding of OpenAL. The LWJGL library (http://www.lwjgl.org) is required for this plug-in to work. This library sounds much better than Java Sound, but is not as compatable. I recommend using the JavaSound library plug-in as a backup option. NOTE: Please read the included LWJGL license.
JOAL library plug-in Version date: August 29, 2011
Interface to the JOAL binding of OpenAL. The JOAL library (http://jogamp.org) is required for this plug-in to work. As mentioned previously, this library sounds much better than Java Sound, but is not as compatable. I recommend using the JavaSound library plug-in as a backup option. NOTE: Please read the included JOAL license.
WAV codec plug-in Version date: October 23, 2010
Adds support for .wav files.
JOgg codec plug-in Version date: August 24, 2010
Adds support for .ogg files using the J-Ogg library. This codec is less compatible than the JOrbis codec, but the license is less restrictive. Sometimes running incompatable .ogg files through a converter will make them compatable. NOTE: Please read the included JOgg license.
JOrbis codec plug-in Version date: November 23, 2010
Adds support for .ogg files using the JOrbis library. More compatible than the JOgg codec, but reads data more slowly (it may not be possible to stream more than one file simultaneously when using this codec). This plug-in is licensed by the LGPL. NOTE: Please read the included LGPL document.
IBXM codec plug-in Version date: August 24, 2010
Adds support for Protracker, Fast Tracker 2, and Scream Tracker 3 (.s2m, .mod, and .xm) files using the IBXM library. File sizes for these formats tend to be quite small, so this may be a good option for background music. This plug-in is based on or using the IBXM library, which is bound by the BSD License. NOTE: Please read the included license document.
JavaDoc Version date: October 23, 2010
Also includes the JavaDocs for SoundSystemJPCT and all library and codec plug-ins, and the utils library.
Sound Effects Player (download the Source Code)
Demonstrates library switching on the fly, streaming background music, playing MIDI, and playing multiple sources simultaneously. Last updated 21 August, 2010
[i]- Fixed JOAL package name from the old net.java.games.joal to the new com.jogamp.openal
- Updated CodecWav link to current version
- Improved LibraryJavaSound performance slightly in non-Sun Java versions
- Handled rare pan-control exception
- Fixed fadeOutIn bug which caused fade-in effect to be silent
- Fixed a bug where certain types of .ogg files created in versions of Audacity were cut off just before the end of the sample[/i]