What are supported sample rates for WASAPI Initialize RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi....

    MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd390970(v=vs.85).aspx) says below sample rates are supported for PCM

    "If wFormatTag is WAVE_FORMAT_PCM, then common values for nSamplesPerSec are 8.0 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, and 44.1 kHz. "

    When I tried the below code, with sample rate 8.0kHz,  Initialize returns 0x88890008

    11.025 kHz, 22.05 kHz, and 44.1 kHz also gives error!!

    Only 48 KHz is working for me..Please help me to understand the scenario.

    m_MixFormat->nSamplesPerSec = 8000;
    m_MixFormat->wFormatTag = WAVE_FORMAT_PCM;
    m_MixFormat->wBitsPerSample = 16;
    MixFormat->nBlockAlign = m_MixFormat->nChannels * 2;    
    m_MixFormat->nAvgBytesPerSec = m_MixFormat->nSamplesPerSec * m_MixFormat->nBlockAlign;
    m_MixFormat->cbSize = 0;
    hr = m_AudioClient->Initialize( AUDCLNT_SHAREMODE_SHARED,
                               nullptr );



    Monday, December 3, 2012 4:27 AM

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  • Hello,
    Thanks for your feedback, I will involve more experts to investigate it.
    Best regards,

    Jesse Jiang
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    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:27 AM
  • Hi Jesse Jiang,

    Thanks a lot for your reply. Please update on investigation..


    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1:41 PM
  • Hi,

    The return values for IAudioClient->Initialize are listed here http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms678736.aspx

    The constants are defined in audioclient.h


    Perhaps your hardware or driver not support it. And you can use IAudioClient::IsFormatSupported method to discover whether the audio engine or audio endpoint device supports a particular format in that mode.

    Christian HL
    Microsoft Online Community Support

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    • Proposed as answer by Jesse Jiang Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:20 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:10 AM
  • Hi,

    IAudioClient::IsFormatSupported is giving not supported error code.

    Is it not possible to use sample rate of 8000Hz with WASAPI shared mode implementation???

    8000Hz is very basic and its needed for my project and I am interested to know the reason behind not supporting this?

    Waiting for response..



    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:11 AM