> We're trying to play a notification sound at a regular interval (every 500ms) 
> in a loop.
> It should sound like "bing.bing.bing." and not like 
> "bing......bing..bing...bing" if you know what I mean ;)
> From the JavaDoc we were guessing that an efficient way to do this would be 
> to set cycle count to indefinite on the audio clip / on the media player and 
> call play() once.
> Observations:
> - Cycle count doesn't work for mp3 files. No problem, just use WAV.
> - The playback does not happen at regular intervals. -> not usable in this 
> scenario
> Our solution so far has been to have a scheduled executor which calls 
> audioclip.play() every 500 ms. This creates a new thread every time (see 
> stack trace below) and we don't like this approach.

For the moment this is a better solution, until we can get a few internal 
things fixed in AudioClip.

In the current implementation there will always be at least one new thread 

There are bugs filed on this already, specifically:

And possibly related:


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