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BassStreamGet method

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Obtains the handle to the playback stream (HSTREAM) created by BASS after starting a playback session through the PlaySound or PlaySoundRange methods,


The obtained handle allows calling functions of BASS.DLL directly or to apply to the playback stream some special effect exported by BASS plugins, for example BASS_SFX, BASS_WM, etc., not included inside the multimedia engine AdjMmsEng.dll.


See the BassModuleGet method for details about the direct usage of functions exported by the BASS.DLL library and by the other BASS plugins included inside the multimedia engine AdjMmsEng.dll.


For further details about accessing BASS and its plugins directly from your code you can refer to the tutorial How to access BASS library functionalities directly.





[Visual Basic]

control.BassStreamGet (

ByRef hStream as Long

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.BassStreamGet (

short nPlayer,

long *hStream









Reference that, on return from the method call, will contain the handle (HSTREAM) to the playback stream.

This handle is valid only during the playback session.



Return value






Negative value

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

enumErrorCodes.ERR_NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful.