Cannot using MediaCapture to record a mp3 file from the audio device RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello guys,

    I would to ask your professional experience to solve my issue. I'm trying to record a mp3 file using the audio device (microphone) and MediaCapture class.

    I have found a few link and resources how it works, something like http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh452798.aspx and http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Media-Capture-Sample-adf87622/

    Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. As a result the media file (audioCapture.mp3 or audioCapture.m4a) has been created but it is always empty.

    I also was trying to use some different settings to MediaCapture, here is just one example:

    captureInitSettings = null;
    captureInitSettings = new Windows.Media.Capture.MediaCaptureInitializationSettings();
    captureInitSettings.audioDeviceId = "";        
    captureInitSettings.videoDeviceId = "";
    captureInitSettings.streamingCaptureMode = Windows.Media.Capture.StreamingCaptureMode.audio;
    captureInitSettings.photoCaptureSource = Windows.Media.Capture.PhotoCaptureSource.videoPreview;
    captureInitSettings.realTimeModeEnabled = true;
    if (deviceList.length > 0)
        captureInitSettings.audioDeviceId = deviceList[0].id;

    But after that the following code just creating an empty file:

    Windows.Storage.KnownFolders.musicLibrary.createFileAsync("audioCapture.mp3", Windows.Storage.CreationCollisionOption.generateUniqueName).done(function (newFile) {
                storageFile = newFile;
           oMediaCapture.startRecordToStorageFileAsync(profile, storageFile).done(function (file) {
                    // some code here
                }, function (err) {
                    WinJS.log && WinJS.log(err, "sample", "error");

    I also have created one additional function assigned to the separate button to stop recording:

    oMediaCapture.stopRecordAsync().done(function (result) {
                recordState = false;
                // Playback the recorded video.
                var audio = id("capturedAudio");
                audio.src = URL.createObjectURL(storageFile, { oneTimeOnly: true });
                id("message").innerHTML = "Record Stopped.  File " + storageFile.path + "  ";
                localSettings.values[audioKey] = storageFile.path;
    It doesn't work!

    Created file is empty as usual.

    Could you please help me or tell me what is wrong here?

    p.s.: the following Camera (Photo) Capture example works fine - http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/CameraCaptureUI-Sample-845a53ac

    Thanks in advance!


    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:02 AM

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  • Hi,

    Regard to your code, when starting the record, you’re calling:


    When stopping the record, you’re calling:


    So it looks like MediaCapture and oMediaCapture are two different objects. It is needed to use the same object in both start and stop methods.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu.

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    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:47 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for your answer, but please have a look at the following code:

    // Create and initialze the MediaCapture object.
        function initMediaCapture() {
            oMediaCapture = null;
            oMediaCapture = new Windows.Media.Capture.MediaCapture();
            oMediaCapture.initializeAsync(captureInitSettings).then(function (result) {

    and sorry, when starting the record I'm calling of course the correct one: oMediaCapture object. It was just a small misprint.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:41 PM
  • Dmitry,

    If I understand you correctly, This sample, scenario 3 does not work for you correct? http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Media-Capture-Sample-adf87622/

    If that is true, It seems your camera is not supported.  What is the make and model of your camera?


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:37 PM