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WAV Compression

I used this call to open a MM handle for sample recording

WAVEFORMATEX wINEX;
WAVEIN wIN;

   wINEX.wFormatTag = WAVE_FORMAT_PCM;
      wINEX.nChannels = 2;
      wINEX.nSamplesPerSec = 16000;
      wINEX.wBitsPerSample = 8; //  8,16
      wINEX.nBlockAlign = (wINEX.wBitsPerSample * wINEX.nChannels) / 8;
      wINEX.nAvgBytesPerSec = wINEX.nSamplesPerSec * wINEX.nBlockAlign;
      wINEX.cbSize = 0;

      f = waveInOpen(
                  &wIN,
                  WAVE_MAPPER,
                  &wINEX,
                  (unsigned long)waveInProc,
                  0,
                  CALLBACK_FUNCTION);

I decided to use ADPCM for a better compression , but if I select WAVE_FORMAT_ADPCM to wFormatTag , the waveInOpen returns an error code : 32 . What's happening ?

And of course , if you have a suggestion for a better compression , tell me .

Thanks
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WxW
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chensuCommented:
You need to set the WAVEFORMATEX properly. For example,

// Format Tag: WAVE_FORMAT_ADPCM
// Channels: 1
// Samples Per Second: 11,025
// Avg Bytes Per Second: 5,666
// Block Alignment: 256
// Bits Per Sample: 4
// Extra Format Information: 32 bytes
// Offset Data Bytes
   0xF4, 0x01, 0x07, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00,
   0x00, 0x02, 0x00, 0xFF, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
   0xC0, 0x00, 0x40, 0x00, 0xF0, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
   0xCC, 0x01, 0x30, 0xFF, 0x88, 0x01, 0x18, 0xFF

You may use an utility to convert a PCM wave file to an ADPCM wave file. Then, use the RiffWalk utility (it comes with the Platform SDK) to see its header information.

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WxWAuthor Commented:
Thanks chensu . But tell me . 1st. How I calculate the variables of WAVEFORMATEX because when specifying for example 8000 hz , it is not working . 2nd From where I get the extra bytes values ?
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chensuCommented:
You can find the specification in MSDN Library on MSDN CDs or online (http://www.microsoft.com/msdn).

Microsoft Developer Network\Tools and Technologies\Multimedia Standards Update\New Multimedia\Document\Data Types and Data Techniques\New WAVE Types
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