BASS_CONFIG_DEV_NONSTOP config option


Do not stop the output device when nothing is playing on it?

BASS_SetConfig(
    BASS_CONFIG_DEV_NONSTOP,
    BOOL nonstop
);

Parameters

nonstopIf TRUE, sample data will continue to be sent to the output device while nothing is playing.

Remarks

By default, BASS will stop sending data to the output device when nothing is playing, to save a little CPU. When that happens, the device buffer will become empty, and the next playback will begin more quickly as a result. If more consistent playback latency (around the value given by BASS_GetInfo) is wanted, this option can be enabled to keep the device buffer filled with silence when nothing is playing. The output will still be stopped by BASS_Stop then.

Platform-specific

The output stopping when nothing is playing only applies on Linux, Android, and Windows CE. So this config option is only available on those platforms.

See also

BASS_GetConfig, BASS_SetConfig, BASS_CONFIG_DEV_BUFFER