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Playing part of a WAV file

by Richard Russell, April 2013

If you want to play just a section of a WAV file, you can do so using code similar to the following:

  SYS "mciSendString", "open """ + wavfile$ + """ alias wav1", 0, 0, 0
  SYS "mciSendString", "play wav1 from 10000 to 20000", 0, 0, 0

Where wavfile$ is the path and file specification.

Here the start (from) and finish (to) positions are specified as constants (in milliseconds) but you can easily construct a suitable command string using variables:

  SYS "mciSendString", "open """ + wavfile$ + """ alias wav1", 0, 0, 0
  SYS "mciSendString", "play wav1 from " + STR$(start%) + " to " + STR$(finish%), 0, 0, 0

Ideally once the file has finished playing you should close the device as follows:

  SYS "mciSendString", "close wav1", 0, 0, 0
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playing_20part_20of_20a_20wav_20file.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/15 13:04 by richardrussell