Retrieves a marker from a MIDI file stream.

    HSTREAM handle,
    DWORD type,
    DWORD index,
    BASS_MIDI_MARK *mark


handleThe MIDI stream to retrieve the marker from.
typeThe type of marker to retrieve, one of the following.
BASS_MIDI_MARK_COPYCopyright notice events (MIDI meta event 2).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_CUECue events (MIDI meta event 7).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_INSTInstrument name events (MIDI meta event 4).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_KEYSIGKey signature events (MIDI meta event 89). The marker text is in the form of "a b", where a is the number of sharps (if positive) or flats (if negative), and b signifies major (if 0) or minor (if 1).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_LYRICLyric events (MIDI meta event 5).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_MARKERMarker events (MIDI meta event 6).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_TEXTText events (MIDI meta event 1).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_TIMESIGTime signature events (MIDI meta event 88). The marker text is in the form of "a/b c d", where a is the numerator, b is the denominator, c is the metronome pulse, and d is the number of 32nd notes per MIDI quarter-note.
BASS_MIDI_MARK_TRACKTrack name events (MIDI meta event 3).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_TRACKSTARTStart of a track in a standard MIDI format 2 file. The marker text is the track number (0 = the first).
BASS_MIDI_MARK_TICKFlag: Get the marker's position in ticks rather than bytes.
indexThe marker to retrieve... 0 = the first.
markPointer to a structure to receive the marker details.

Return value

If successful, TRUE is returned, else FALSE is returned. Use BASS_ErrorGetCode to get the error code.

Error codes

BASS_ERROR_HANDLEhandle is not valid.
BASS_ERROR_ILLTYPEtype in not valid.
BASS_ERROR_ILLPARAMindex in not valid.


The markers are ordered chronologically, and by track number (lowest first) if multiple markers have the same position.

Syncs can be used to be informed of when markers are encountered during playback.

If a lyric marker text begins with a / (slash) character, that means a new line should be started. If the text begins with a \ (backslash) character, the display should be cleared. Lyrics can sometimes be found in BASS_MIDI_MARK_TEXT instead of BASS_MIDI_MARK_LYRIC markers.


List a MIDI stream's markers.
int a;
for (a=0; BASS_MIDI_StreamGetMark(handle, BASS_MIDI_MARK_MARKER, a, &mark); a++)
    printf("marker @ %d = %s\n", mark.pos, mark.text); // display marker position and text

See also

BASS_MIDI_StreamCreateFile, BASS_MIDI_StreamGetMarks, BASS_MIDI_MARK structure