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GetDirectSoundVersion method

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Retrieves the DirectSound version implemented by the recorder's input device.


Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and lossless encoding require the availability of Windows Media 9: with this method it's possible to know if they can be used.





[Visual Basic]

control.GetDirectSoundVersion (

) as integer



short control.GetDirectSoundVersion (




Return value


The DirectSound version (e.g. "9" means DirectSound version 9, "8" means DirectSound version 8, etc.)