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SDL_AudioSpec(3) SDL API Reference SDL_AudioSpec(3)
SDL_AudioSpec - Audio Specification Structure
void (*callback)(void *userdata, Uint8 *stream, int len);
freq Audio frequency in samples per second
format Audio data format
channels Number of channels: 1 mono, 2 stereo
silence Audio buffer silence value (calculated)
samples Audio buffer size in samples
size Audio buffer size in bytes (calculated)
callback(..) Callback function for filling the audio buffer
userdata Pointer the user data which is passed to the
The SDL_AudioSpec structure is used to describe the format of some
audio data. This structure is used by SDL_OpenAudio and SDL_LoadWAV.
While all fields are used by SDL_OpenAudio only freq, format, samples
and channels are used by SDL_LoadWAV. We will detail these common
freq The number of samples sent to the sound device
every second. Common values are 11025, 22050 and
44100. The higher the better.
format Specifies the size and type of each sample element
AUDIO_U16 or AUDIO_U16LSB
AUDIO_S16 or AUDIO_S16LSB
channels The number of seperate sound channels. 1 is mono
(single channel), 2 is stereo (dual channel).
samples When used with SDL_OpenAudio this refers to the
size of the audio buffer in samples. A sample a
chunk of audio data of the size specified in format
mulitplied by the number of channels. When the
SDL_AudioSpec is used with SDL_LoadWAV samples is
set to 4096.
SDL Tue 11 Sep 2001, 22:58 SDL_AudioSpec(3)