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Detect when a USB mic is plugged in or unplugged

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It seems like JavaSound doesn't detect when a USB Microphone is plugged in or removed.

If plugged in while my java application is running, its not detected. Worse, if unplugged it still thinks its a valid mixer.

I have to relaunch the VM. Is there any way around this? I'm running Java 1.6.0_24 on Windows 7.

Here is the code I'm using to get the list of microphones:
    public LinkedList<Mixer.Info> getTargetMixers()
        Line.Info targetDLInfo = new Line.Info(TargetDataLine.class);
        LinkedList<Mixer.Info> targetMixers = new LinkedList<Mixer.Info>();

        // Get all the mixers
        Mixer.Info[] mixerInfoArray = AudioSystem.getMixerInfo();
        for(int i=0; i<mixerInfoArray.length; i++)
            Mixer.Info mixerInfo = mixerInfoArray;
Mixer mixer = AudioSystem.getMixer(mixerInfo);
catch(Exception ex)
logger_.error("Error getting mixer: " + mixerInfo.getName(), ex);

return targetMixers;
Thanks Much...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


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