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Can anyone help with this?

Consider the following:
I am recording a WAV file
and then sending it to a remote
user through a winsock control.

How can I get that ENTIRE
WAV file into a variable
so I can send it, and it
doesn't get truncated?

BTW: This code doesn't work:

-=SNIP=-

Dim a as byte

Open app.path & "\test.wav"
     Get #1, , a
Close #1

-=SNIP=-

[Nor does it work with an byte array]

'a' does not equal the file!
It either is missing or has more data!

HELP!!
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Question by:tsa2
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by:bruintje
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Hi
Dim a() As Byte
Open "c:\autoexec.bat" For Binary As #1
ReDim a(LOF(1))
Get #1, , a
Close #1

Or

Dim a as String
Open "c:\autoexec.bat" For Binary As #1
a = String((LOF(1)), " ")
Get #1, , a
Close #1

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by:Gordonp
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Try this :

Dim ByData() as Byte
Dim nFilenum As Integer
nFilenum = FreeFile
   
Open sFilename For Binary Access Read As nFilenum
   
ReDim ByData(FileLen(sFilename))
Get #nFilenum, , ByData()
Close nFilenum


I have been using this code in various apps, also for reading in Wav files, but for a different purpose, to read into direct Sound buffers.

Gordon
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by:Ark
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Hi, Gordon
Look at my code above. Why don't I check another radio button ;-))

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by:Gordonp
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Sorry,
       but your comment wasnt displayed when I answered the question. I'll gracefully withdraw my answer anyway.

Gordon
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by:mcrider
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There are two projects on your Visual Basic CD that do wav audio streaming... You may want to take a look at them.

They are in:

 \TOOLS\UNSUPPRT\VOICE\VCHATAPP

     - and -

 \TOOLS\UNSUPPRT\VOICE\WAVESTRM


Hope this helps!


Cheers!
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by:tsa2
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Answered my question.
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