Microsoft DirectX 9.0

Calculating the Duration of a WAV Sound

The length of time a waveform will play is determined by the data size and the format. The data size and format can be retrieved by using the CWaveFile::GetSize and CWaveFile::GetFormat methods in the DirectSound sample framework.

The following example function, which does not use the sample classes, returns the duration of a WAV file, in milliseconds:

DWORD GetSoundLength(LPSTR strFileName)
  CWaveFile* pWav;
  DWORD dwLen = 0;
  DWORD dwSize;
  pWav = new CWaveFile();
  if (SUCCEEDED(pWav->Open(strFileName, NULL, WAVEFILE_READ)))
    wfx = pWav->GetFormat();
    dwSize = pWav->GetSize();
    dwLen = (DWORD) (1000 * dwSize / wfx->nAvgBytesPerSec);
  if (pWav) delete pWav;
  return dwLen;

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