Creates a sample stream from a FLAC file.
HSTREAM BASS_FLAC_StreamCreateFile( BOOL mem, void *file, QWORD offset, QWORD length, DWORD flags );
|mem||TRUE = stream the file from memory.|
|file||Filename (mem = FALSE) or a memory location (mem = TRUE).|
|offset||File offset to begin streaming from (only used if mem = FALSE).|
|length||Data length... 0 = use all data up to the end of the file (if mem = FALSE).|
|flags||A combination of these flags.
|BASS_ERROR_INIT||BASS_Init has not been successfully called.|
|BASS_ERROR_NOTAVAIL||Only decoding channels (BASS_STREAM_DECODE) are allowed when using the "no sound" device. The BASS_STREAM_AUTOFREE flag is also unavailable to decoding channels.|
|BASS_ERROR_ILLPARAM||The length must be specified when streaming from memory.|
|BASS_ERROR_FILEOPEN||The file could not be opened.|
|BASS_ERROR_FILEFORM||The file's format is not recognised/supported.|
|BASS_ERROR_FORMAT||The sample format is not supported by the device/drivers. If the stream is more than stereo or the BASS_SAMPLE_FLOAT flag is used, it could be that they are not supported.|
|BASS_ERROR_SPEAKER||The specified SPEAKER flags are invalid. The device/drivers do not support them, they are attempting to assign a stereo stream to a mono speaker or 3D functionality is enabled.|
|BASS_ERROR_MEM||There is insufficent memory.|
|BASS_ERROR_NO3D||Could not initialize 3D support.|
|BASS_ERROR_UNKNOWN||Some other mystery problem!|
Use BASS_ChannelGetInfo to retrieve information on the format (sample rate, resolution, channels) of the stream. The playback length of the stream can be retrieved using BASS_ChannelGetLength. Until the whole file has been streamed, whatever length the file's header says is returned, which may or may not be exact.
FLAC streams have a few different types of tag available via BASS_ChannelGetTags. The FLAC format uses Ogg Vorbis tags, so the standard BASS_TAG_OGG and BASS_TAG_VENDOR tags apply for those. Embedded cuesheets are supported and are available via the BASS_TAG_FLAC_CUE tag, which gives a pointer to a TAG_FLAC_CUE structure. Embedded images are also supported and are available via the BASS_TAG_FLAC_PICTURE+<index> tag (index=0 is the first picture), which gives a pointer to a TAG_FLAC_PICTURE structure. Application metadata blocks are also supported and available via the BASS_TAG_FLAC_METADATA+<index> tag (index=0 is the first block), which gives a pointer to a TAG_FLAC_METADATA structure.
Chained Ogg FLAC files are supported, and a BASS_SYNC_OGG_CHANGE sync can be set via BASS_ChannelSetSync to be informed of when a new bitstream begins during decoding/playback of them, at which point new tags may be available. The length of a chained Ogg FLAC file will be unavailable until the entire file has been decoded, and seeking via BASS_ChannelSetPosition is not possible except for going back to the start (or the BASS_POS_DECODETO option is used).
To stream a file from the internet, use BASS_FLAC_StreamCreateURL. To stream from other locations, see BASS_FLAC_StreamCreateFileUser.
HSTREAM stream=BASS_FLAC_StreamCreateFile(FALSE, "afile.flac", 0, 0, 0);
BASS_ChannelGetInfo, BASS_ChannelGetLength, BASS_ChannelGetTags, BASS_ChannelPlay, BASS_ChannelSetAttribute, BASS_ChannelSetDSP, BASS_ChannelSetFX, BASS_ChannelSetLink, BASS_StreamFree, BASS_StreamGetFilePosition