Name: skT45625 Date: 12/04/2000
java version "1.3.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.0-C)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.0-C, mixed mode)
For the past few years my code has been plagued by an unfixable freezing error
caused by the 1.1 AudioClip functions. I am able to reproduce the problem with
the Java Tutorial's sound example at:
I started the train whistle loop, then I pressed PLAY on my WINAMP window to
start a song. Of course, it won't play because Java has control of the sound
device. So I quickly press STOP on the train whistle and my WINAMP song starts.
Then I press PLAY on the train whistle again and CRASHOLA. I repeated the
experiment 4 times with reboots, and sometimes I get the dreaded blue screen
and sometimes a straight computer freeze. If you can't get it to crash in the
exact sequence I describe, try playing around with the sound buttons on the
applet while occasionally starting/stopping your WINAMP song.
NOTE: I have downloaded the latest microsoft patch (from oct 28, 2000) which is
supposed to have fixed the java .au AudioClip bugs.
(Review ID: 113209)