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How-to modify the sound.properties file of your Java JRE - Linux
User: kmaclean
Date: 1/1/2010 5:30 pm
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If you have an microphone jack on your motherboard (or are using an audio card), and you want to use a USB microphone, the Speech Submission applet will connect to your on-board microphone, and ignore you USB microphone (or only record at very low volumes).

This How-to shows you how to modify the sound.properties file of your Java JRE (Java-run-time Environment) so that you can change the default audio mixer from an on-board microphone to a different microphone (like a USB mic).

Use  arecord command to list the devices attached on your PC:

$ arecord --list-devices

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC883 Analog [ALC883 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 2: ALC883 Analog [ALC883 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

One of the listed devices will be your USB device

Modify your sound.properties file using the output from arecord (quote taken from this post):

Note: With JDK 1.5, it is possible to use a sound.properties file in the JRE\lib directory of your JDK installation. This sound.properties file can be used to specify the default Mixer that will be used when AudioSystem.getLine() is called for the various type of Line. In my case, the sound.properties file contains:

javax.sound.sampled.Port=#Port SB Audigy Audio [C400]
javax.sound.sampled.Sourc#SB Audigy Audio [C400]
javax.sound.sampled.
TargetDataLine=#SB Audigy Audio [C400]

The mixer name is placed after the # sign. These are actually the defaults for my machine, so this file is not strictly necessary.

Re: How-to modify the sound.properties file of your Java JRE - Linux
User: Visitor
Date: 6/15/2016 1:16 pm
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