WIN 95 MMSYSTEM.dll function calls

Posted on 1997-09-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Which Functions from mmsystem.dll are (in which sequence) necessarry to get the samples from a soundcard?
Do I have to use waveinstart, waveinopen, wavein....
The purpose is to 1. Reduce the access to the soundcard to
a mmsystem.dll function call(s).
2. I want to process the data afterwards and I don't need
continuous sampling but single samples from both channels
(left and right). I'm using a graphical development environment which allows dll function calls.
And where to find information about these things are done?

Question by:pertex
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Expert Comment

ID: 1406045
Do you want to sample data from the sound card? If so, what do you want to do with the samples, save to disk or process?

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y96andha earned 200 total points
ID: 1406047
This is source in Visual Basic to record 1 second of 8kHz mono. This should show both the sequence of the calls, and the parameters needed in the structures. Please comment if you have any questions.

Dim hWaveIn As Long
Dim error As Long
wf.wFormatTag = WAVE_FORMAT_PCM
wf.nChannels = 1
wf.nSamplesPerSec = 8000
wf.wBitsPerSample = 8
wf.nBlockAlign = wf.nChannels * wf.wBitsPerSample / 8
wf.nAvgBytesPerSec = wf.nSamplesPerSec * wf.nBlockAlign
wf.cbSize = 0
error = waveInOpen(hWaveIn, WAVE_MAPPER, wf, 0, 0, 0)
If error <> 0 Then
    Print "Error "; error; " in waveInOpen"
    Exit Sub
End If

Dim data(8000) As Byte
wh.lpData = VarPtr(data(1))
wh.dwBufferLength = 8000
wh.dwUser = 0
wh.dwFlags = 0
wh.dwLoops = 0
wh.lpNext = 0
wh.Reserved = 0
error = waveInPrepareHeader(hWaveIn, wh, Len(wh))
If error <> 0 Then
    waveInClose hWaveIn
    Print "Error "; error; " in waveInPrepareHeader"
    Exit Sub
End If

error = waveInAddBuffer(hWaveIn, wh, Len(wh))
If error <> 0 Then
    waveInUnprepareHeader hWaveIn, wh, Len(wh)
    waveInClose hWaveIn
    Print "Error "; error; " in waveInAddBuffer"
    Exit Sub
End If

error = waveInStart(hWaveIn)
If error <> 0 Then
    waveInReset hWaveIn
    waveInUnprepareHeader hWaveIn, wh, Len(wh)
    waveInClose hWaveIn
    Print "Error "; error; " in waveInStart"
    Exit Sub
End If

Print "Recording"
While (wh.dwFlags And WHDR_DONE) <> WHDR_DONE
Print "Finished"

error = waveInUnprepareHeader(hWaveIn, wh, Len(wh))
If error <> 0 Then
    waveInClose hWaveIn
    Print "Error "; error; "in waveInUnprepareHeader"
    Exit Sub
End If

waveInClose hWaveIn
Print "Recorded data successfully"


Author Comment

ID: 1406048
Thanks a lot! I will check it out

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