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CdRippingStartUsingCodecWavFormat method

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Starts ripping the given CD track of the given CD drive using the given Audio Compression Manager codec and format.


A successful call to this method will fire the CdRippingStarted event followed by a number of CdRippingPercentage events and finally by the CdRippingStopped event.


For further details about the Windows Audio Compression Manager refer to the AudioCompressionManager object section.

For a tutorial about the use of the Windows Audio Compression Manager refer to the How to use the Windows Audio Compression Manager section.

See the How to perform a CD ripping session section for further details.





[Visual Basic]

control.CdRippingStartUsingCodecWavFormat (

nCdDriveIndex as integer,

nTrackIndex as integer,

pWavData as long,

sizeWavData as long,

strOutputPath as string

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.CdRippingStartUsingCodecWavFormat (

short nCdDriveIndex,

short nTrackIndex,

void *pWavData,

long sizeWavData,

LPCTSTR strOutputPath









Number representing the zero-based index of the involved CD drive.

Installed CD drives can be enumerated using the GetCdDrivesCount method and their friendly description can be retrieved through the GetCdDriveDesc method.


Number representing the one-based index of the CD audio track.

The total number of available audio tracks on the given CD can be obtained using the GetCdNumTracks method.


Memory buffer containing the codec's format description based upon the WAVEFORMATEX structure, common to all waveform-audio formats and defined inside the Microsoft SDK as follows:

typedef struct {

 WORD  wFormatTag;

 WORD  nChannels;

 DWORD nSamplesPerSec;

 DWORD nAvgBytesPerSec;

 WORD  nBlockAlign;

 WORD  wBitsPerSample;

 WORD  cbSize;


The cbSize member defines how many extra-bytes are appended to the end of the WAVEFORMATEX structure.

This buffer could be filled with custom contents or, in alternative, using the  AudioCompressionManager.GetCodecFormatWavData method.


Size in bytes of the memory buffer


String representing the absolute pathname of the output file that will contain the song's ripped data. If this pathname should contain invalid characters, they would be automatically changed into an underscore '_' character.



Return value






Negative value

An error occurred (see the LastError property for further error details)

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The call was successful.