Loads a specific entry (sound file) from the specified ZIP file for editing purposes. The sound file can be a stream or a MOD music file.
You can manage how loaded sound will be added to the existing editing session through a previous call to the SetLoadingMode method.
You can limit the range of sound data that will be loaded from the given sound file with a previous call to the SetLoadingRange method.
Accepted stream formats are: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4 (***), AIFF, AAC, M4A, AC3, FLAC, WavPack, ALAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, OPUS, WMA (*), ASF (**), WMV (**), W64, AU, PAF, SVX, NIST, VOC, IRCAM, PVF, CAF, Speex, Musepack, Monkey's Audio (APE), MIDI.
Formats wrapped inside a RIFF container (for example GSM 6.10, ADPCM, CCITT, etc. ) are supported if the specific ACM (Audio Compression Manager) codec is installed inside the system.
Multi-channel WAV, AIFF, OGG Vorbis, OPUS and WMA formats are supported natively when the MultiChannelLoadingModeSet method has been invoked with the nMode parameter set to MULTICHAN_DOWNMIX_NONE while in other cases will be converted to stereo during the loading procedure.
Accepted MOD formats are: MOD, MTM, S3M, XM, IT and MO3.
RAW formats are not supported directly but could be loaded in two steps by decompressing the entry into a memory buffer first, through the ZIP.EntryExtractToMemory method, and then by loading the memory buffer contents through the LoadSoundFromRawMemory method.
In case you should need loading a specific single channel of the zipped audio file, use the LoadSoundChannelFromZip method.
For further details about using ZIP management refer to the How to manage ZIP files tutorial.
(*) Requires Microsoft Windows Media Format modules already installed on the target PC: you can verify the presence of these modules through a call to the IsWmaAvailable method.
(**) Only sound stream supported (no video): requires Microsoft Windows Media Format modules already installed on the target PC
(***) Only sound stream supported (no video)
The Windows Media Format modules can be installed using the redistribution setup package (wmfdist.exe) provided by Microsoft. Details about the integration of these modules inside your own setup package can be found on the following link of the official Microsoft web site (note that in the future this link could change due to the Microsoft site maintenance).