Java Media Framework

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From Sun's JMF site: "The Java Media Framework API (JMF) enables audio, video and other time-based media to be added to applications and applets built on Java technology. This optional package, which can capture, playback, stream, and transcode multiple media formats, extends the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) for multimedia developers by providing a powerful toolkit to develop scalable, cross-platform technology."


The JMF PKGBUILD can be downloaded from AUR [1] Run makepkg and install the package


In order to setup JMF for the first time (to recognize audio and capture devices) you'll need to run as root:


Running jmfinit with sudo may fail because Java bug [2]. So run it as ROOT , patch your Java Installation like: [3] or run it as:

sudo LIBXCB_ALLOW_SLOPPY_LOCK=true jmfinit


You can manually setup JMF running as root:


JMFRegistry User Guide: [4]

Adding audio/video codecs support to JMF

Sun MP3 Plugin

In order to add the Mp3Plugin to the JMF Plugin System , you'll have to run as root:



"Jffmpeg[5] is a plugin that allows the playback of a number of common audio and video formats. It is based around a Java port of parts of the FFMPEG project, supporting a number of codecs in pure Java code. Where codecs have not yet been ported, a JNI wrapper allows calls directly into the full FFMPEG code."

The JFFMpeg PKGBUILD can be downloaded form AUR [6]

Run makepkg and install the package. The install script will register the plugins and associate the mimetypes in the JMF registry

Testing JMF capabilities

A demo player is available to test JMF audio/video playback capabilities.

java JMStudio