Module java.desktop

Class AudioInputStream

All Implemented Interfaces:
Closeable, AutoCloseable

public class AudioInputStream extends InputStream
An audio input stream is an input stream with a specified audio format and length. The length is expressed in sample frames, not bytes. Several methods are provided for reading a certain number of bytes from the stream, or an unspecified number of bytes. The audio input stream keeps track of the last byte that was read. You can skip over an arbitrary number of bytes to get to a later position for reading. An audio input stream may support marks. When you set a mark, the current position is remembered so that you can return to it later.

The AudioSystem class includes many methods that manipulate AudioInputStream objects. For example, the methods let you:

  • obtain an audio input stream from an external audio file, stream, or URL
  • write an external file from an audio input stream
  • convert an audio input stream to a different audio format

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