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Old 08-18-2005, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MP3 Player Idea (Food for thought)

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Ok so I've just got this 7100t phone only to read here on the forums that there currently is no MP3 player on this phone, then I found that the new os supports Java.

So this got me thinking and I did some searching. I found an opensource Java MP3 decoder through Sourceforge (JLayer 1.0). Not being much of a Java programer myself I decided to take a crack at it.

After a bit more research I found that the blackberry does not support your standard .jar file and this needed to be converted. So I found on the blackberry website some development tools and started working.

I imported the .jar file and built and ran in the test envoronment. So far from what I can tell the test enviornment seem to take the 73k java app with little complaints and the test environment did not crash or produce errors (at least non that I could make out).

From what I can tell this app needs a skin however to run and once again I'm not much of a java programmer myself, but it seems to me that with a little tweaking this may be a solution to the non mp3 situation so I thought I'd throw this out there for discussion.

Once again the app is called Jlayer1.0 and you can d/l a copy at

Let me know what you think and if I should investigate or work on this solution at greater lengths.

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