beat detection

03-14-2002, 12:32 PM
Is it possible for VB to detect the beat of MP3s? I know programs such as the Geiss plugin for Winamp can do this. Does anyone have any idea how to get VB to do this?


Gamer X
03-16-2002, 08:12 AM
Well, from a theoretical point of view, you could configure whatever code you're using to play an MP3 to output the Bass channels strenght to a variable, and then make whatever happen based on how high that variable is at the moment.

Hope it helps, I really haven't tried to play MP3s with Visual Basic, so like I said, purely theortical . . .

Gamer X (

03-16-2002, 09:53 AM
You'd have to decode and be outputting the file straight to the soundcard in order to do that. (I think). Requires low level API not for the faint hearted. Something like this ( Level Audio Stream) maybe...

Gamer X
03-16-2002, 10:09 AM
Yikes, that's some heavy stuff there. . .

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