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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010

    Problem with playing mp3 files

    Hey guys,

    I am developing a J2ME MIDlet for a S40 device (Nokia 6212).
    My MIDlet needs to play a mp3 file every once in a while. This is my code that plays the file from the resource:

    protected Player m_player = null;

    public void playMP3Sound(String file_name) {
    if (null != m_player) {
    try {
    InputStream in = getClass().getResourceAsStream(file_name);
    m_player = Manager.createPlayer(in,"audio/mpeg");}
    catch(Exception e) {
    catch(Exception e){

    This code works. The problem is that after around 40 files (they are all around 10-20 KB in size and around 1-2 seconds in duration) are being played, the application throws
    an OutOfMemory exception and exits. Can someone see anything wrong with my code? Anything that needs

    Thanks a lot!

  2. #2
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    Aug 2009

    Re: Problem with playing mp3 files

    Hello, try this code:

    try to close the player, set up null and call System.gc().
    if (null != m_player) {
    m_player = null;
    System.gc(); //can help to free memory
    Last edited by edprado; 2010-03-13 at 12:58.

  3. #3
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    Re: Problem with playing mp3 files


    Thanks again for your help.
    The following:
    String result = System.getProperty("audio.encodings"); //return all audio supported by device
    return audio/amr.
    I'm trying to convert my mp3 files to AMR. I tried using several converters and the files lose volume in the process (you can barely hear the sound). What is a good mp3 to amr conversion program?
    When I create the player, which encoding should I use (to replace the audio/mpeg)? is it audio/amr?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by giaviv; 2010-03-13 at 13:42.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2006

    Re: Problem with playing mp3 files


    When you are converting the Mp3 files to AMR you will surely gona loose on the sound quality and voice. This is the only reason due to which AMR files are much lighter the MP3. But you can try "switch mp3 converter"


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