The device ID or alias you obtain from each instance of opening the device is akin to a file handle. Indeed, for any operation that you do, this is the file that is operated upon. The WAIT instruction just waits for five seconds. Record a Waveform File. The procedure first opens “c:

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About MCI – Windows applications | Microsoft Docs

If you wanted to play the entire wavefform, you could do so with:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Keep in mind that all MCI commands are run asynchronously, which means that FMSLogo may start running other Logo instructions waveorm the file has been fully written. In this case, it gives the recording session the name “mysong” so that future instructions can refer to it.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Example of such commands are mciSendCommand or mciSendString. Some commands you issue can cause the device to return data to you.

Your waveorm would then have to parse that string to extract the individual record parameters. In one approach, you can pass them binary values, or addresses of structures filled in with values.

Indeed, for any operation that you do, this is the file that is operated upon. This Microsoft Windows article is a stub. 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.


Indeed, many of the documented commands are the same for both. The close command is used to tell the Media Control Interface that you are done with the waveform file. The WAIT instruction just waits for two seconds. The stop command turns the microphone off and stops recording from it.

To play a type of media, it needs to be initialized correctly using MCI commands. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat The save command copies all of the recorded audio data to a file named mysong. You use the function mciSendCommand to send commands mi this approach. It is not necessary to specify an end time for the play command. You use the function mciSendString to send commands using this approach.

In essense, when you open the Wave Audio device, think of it as if you were opening a WAVE file that can perform operations upon itself, such as to playback any waveform that is stored in it using whatever default Digital Audio Out hardware device is in the systemor to store ie, record the digital audio input of the default Digital Audio In hardware device.

MCI makes it very simple to write a program which can play a wide variety of media files and even to record sound by just passing commands as strings. The alias parameter is wageform when using the new flag.

It does all of the Low level API stuff on mic behalf. In fact, because multimedia programmers wavegorm have to support both digital audio and MIDI in their programs, Windows tries to make things even simpler by having you pass your instructions ie, commands to the MCI Wave Device in the same way and using ,ci same API function as you pass instructions to the MCI Sequencer Device.


You can also give commands to these files to have them perform other operations upon themselves.

,ci If you’re going to do a record operation, this will be file into which recorded data is stored. Each of these so-called MCI devices e.

Media Control Interface

The operating system also incorporates a software entity known as the “MCI Sequencer Device” which can play a MIDI song ie, an entire song stored as a series of MIDI messages all by itself after receiving a few instructions from your program.

Microsoft application programming interfaces Microsoft Windows stubs. 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. This has nothing to do with MCI, it just gives you some time to listen to your waveform.

Other MCI devices have also been made available over time. Why 2 different approaches to do the same thing?