Retrieves the markers in a MIDI file stream.

    HSTREAM handle,
    int track,
    DWORD type,
    BASS_MIDI_MARK *marks


handleThe MIDI stream to retrieve the markers from.
trackThe track to get the markers from... 0 = 1st track, -1 = all tracks.
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_TICKFlag: Get the marker's position in ticks rather than bytes.
marksPointer to an array to receive the marker details... NULL = get the number of markers without getting the markers themselves.

Return value

If successful, the number of markers is returned, else -1 is returned. Use BASS_ErrorGetCode to get the error code.

Error codes

BASS_ERROR_HANDLEhandle is not valid.
BASS_ERROR_ILLTYPEtype is not valid.
BASS_ERROR_ILLPARAMtrack is not valid.


This function should first be called with marks = NULL to get the number of markers, before allocating an array of the required size and retrieving the markers. 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.


Retrieve the markers from all tracks in a MIDI stream.
DWORD markc = BASS_MIDI_StreamGetMarks(handle, -1, BASS_MIDI_MARK_MARKER, NULL); // get number of markers
BASS_MIDI_MARK *marks = (BASS_MIDI_MARK*)malloc(markc * sizeof(BASS_MIDI_MARK)); // allocate marker array
BASS_MIDI_StreamGetMarks(handle, -1, BASS_MIDI_MARK_MARKER, marks); // get the markers

See also

BASS_MIDI_StreamCreateFile, BASS_MIDI_StreamGetMark, BASS_MIDI_MARK structure