Microsoft application programming interfaces Microsoft Windows stubs. These commands are subdivided into categories:. The Wave Audio and Sequencer Devices are referred to as compound devices. After opening the device, you can then issue commands directly to it using mciSendString or mciSendCommand. It does all of the Low level API stuff on your behalf. You instead format a null-terminated string that looks like ” set bitspersample 8 channels 2 samplespersec ” where set is the command and the other italicized words are the record parameters followed by the desired value for each. The device ID or alias you obtain from each instance of opening the device is akin to a file handle.

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To close the device, you send it a “close” command using mciSendString or mciSendCommand.

Retrieved from ” https: Unlike most other commands, the open command outputs a value on success. You need give them only some general instructions to follow, and one such command for both of them could indeed be to “start playback”.

And of course, if you opened several files, you’d have to close each one. Example of such commands are mciSendCommand or mciSendString.

Media Control Interface

Record a Waveform File. The MCI Sequencer and Wave Audio devices are meant to be controlled by programs written in languages where it is easier to deal with simply sending and receiving back binary values and structures such as Cas well as languages where it is much easier to deal with strings such as Basic. These commands are subdivided into categories:.


If you’re going to subsequently do a play operation, this will be the file that gets played. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This Microsoft Windows article is a stub. Your program would then have to parse that string to extract the individual record parameters. If you wanted to wait until the track was done before moving on to the next instruction, you could add wait to the end of the MCI instruction, as in.

The new flag tells MCI that the waveaudio device waverorm be opened for recording, not playback. The WAIT instruction just waits for five seconds.

Example: Playing a Waveform File

Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements All stub articles. So too with opening multiple instances of the Wave Audio or Sequencer Devices. You use the function mciSendCommand to send commands using this approach.

After you’re done using the device and have no further use for ityou must close that device. It does all of the Low level API stuff on your behalf. In other words, if you know the commands to tell the MCI Wave Device to do something simple such as start playback, then you already know the same commands for the MCI Sequencer Device or vice versa. When you use mciSendString to command the MCI Sequencer or Wave Audio Device to return some information back to you, for example if you ask it to tell you what bit resolution and sample rate is currently set for recordingthen these devices will return strings like what you see above.


Views Read Edit View history. Indeed, many of the documented commands are the same for both. You use the function mciSendString to send commands using this approach.

The alias parameter is required when using the new flag. Unlike most other commands, the open command outputs a value on success. Passing strings to an MCI device is referred to as using the “Command string interface”.

The procedure first opens the waveaudio device by issuing an open command. Furthermore, one of the goals of the High level API is to allow the playback or recording to be done by the operating system in the background while your program goes on to do other things.

It is not necessary to specify an end time for the play command. The close command is used to tell the Media Control Interface that you are done with the microphone. For example it may return a string that looks wavefoorm “bitspersample 8 channels 1 samplespersec “. Keep in mind that all MCI commands are run asynchronously, which means that FMSLogo may start running other Logo instructions before the file has been fully written.