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RemoveSilence method

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Removes any portion of silence found inside the given sound range.

If you should simply need to remove silence at the beginning and at the end of the loaded sound file, you should use the TrimSilence method.


A successful call to this method will fire the SoundEditStarted event followed by a number of SoundEditPerc events and finally by the SoundEditDone event.





[Visual Basic]

control.RemoveSilence (

nStartPosition as Long,

nEndPosition as Long,

nSilenceThreshold as Integer,

nSilenceMinLength as Long

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.RemoveSilence (

long nStartPosition,

long nEndPosition,

long nSilenceThreshold,

long nSilenceMinLength









Start position, expressed in milliseconds, of the affected sound range.


End position, expressed in milliseconds, of the affected sound range.. If set to -1 the end position will be set to the end of the sound.


Number representing the silence threshold referred to the volume level. Supported values are expressed with a linear volume in the range from 0 to 32767. If for example you should set a value of 800, any portion of sound having a volume level lower than 800 would be considered as silent.

In case you should need to set a threshold value expressed in dB, before setting this parameter you could convert the value in dB into a linear value through the following formula (C syntax):

ValueLinear = 32767 * pow (10, ValueInDB/20);


Number representing the minimal length of silence expressed in milliseconds. If for example you wish to consider as "silent" only those portions of sound whose duration is above one second, you would have to set this value to 1000.




Return value






Negative value

An error occurred, check the LastError property value in order to see the error code meaning

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful.