I am not sure if anyone is going to read this or not but I'm frustrated enough to try and find out.
I ran that java soundplayer application with the bottle-open.wav file from the java audioclip tutorial. The first time I click play, it plays just fine. The second time I click play, nothing happens, the slider doesn't move or anything. The third time I click play it is fine again. The playback alternates like that every time with other sound application examples and it is really confusing as to why I cannot get this to work when it works perfectly fine on other computers I have tried it on.
If anyone has any idea as to what might be causing this problem or how to fix it, I would greatly appreciate it.