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WAAPI getter for sound prefetch size

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The same way there are multiple sound-only properties getter available in WAAPI, would it be possible to expose an audio source prefetch size?

asked Aug 9 in Feature Requests by Gabriel M. (100 points)

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Prefetch Size

The prefetch size (bytes) in the converted file is not accessible with WAAPI.

You can access the value in the SoundBankInfo files (json/xml), generated with the Soundbank files:

    "IncludedMemoryFiles": [
      "Id": "230377263",
      "Language": "SFX",
      "ShortName": "2_blocks.wav",
      "Path": "SFX\\2_blocks_D79FB2B7.wem",
      "PrefetchSize": "9664"

We also plan on adding WAAPI a topic you can register to be notified when SoundBanks are generated, containing the prefetch size:

Prefetch Lenght

The prefetch lenght is accessible directly as a property on the Sound objects, see here:

PreFetchLength: Prefetch length (ms)

To access the value, use ak.wwise.core.object.get on Sound objects, with "@PreFetchLength" in the return options:


answered Aug 9 by Bernard R. (Audiokinetic) (27,410 points)
edited Aug 12 by Bernard R. (Audiokinetic)
Hello Bernard, thank you for your answer.

However I'm looking specifically for the prefetch size in bytes once encoded - as it might change depending on the conversion being applied etc.

Do you think this would be possible?
I updated my answer.