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StartFromZipFile method

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Starts a new recording session from an input sound file.

Accepted stream formats are: MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4 (***), AIFF, AAC, M4A, AC3, FLAC, WavPack, ALAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, OPUS, WMA (*),  ASF (**), WMV (**), AIFF, AU, W64, PAF, SVX, NIST, VOC, IRCAM, PVF and CAF.


Multichannel WAV, AIFF, OGG Vorbis, OPUS and WMA formats are not supported and will be resampled and converted to stereo during the loading procedure.


Accepted MOD formats are: MOD, MTM, S3M, XM, IT and MO3.


A successful call to this method will fire the RecordingStarted event followed by a number of RecordingPerc events and finally by the RecordingStopped event.


For details about using ZIP management refer to the How to manage ZIP files tutorial.





[Visual Basic]

control.StartFromZipFile (

strOutputPath as string,

strZipPathname as string,

strPassword as string,

strEntryName as string

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.StartFromZipFile (

LPCTSTR strOutputPath,

LPCTSTR strZipPathname,

LPCTSTR strPassword,

LPCTSTR strEntryName









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


String representing the absolute pathname of the ZIP file.


String containing the optional password for accessing the requested entry; leave it empty if not needed.


String representing the name of the entry to extract and load.




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.


(*) 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.

(**) Performs only sound tracks (no video): requires Microsoft Windows Media Format modules already installed on the target PC

(***) Performs only sound frames (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).