Creates a sample stream from an DSD file on the internet, optionally receiving the downloaded data in a callback.

    char *url,
    DWORD offset,
    DWORD flags,
    void *user,
    DWORD freq


urlURL of the file to stream. Should begin with "http://" or "https://" or "ftp://".
offsetFile position to start streaming from. This is ignored by some servers, specifically when the file length is unknown.
flagsA combination of these flags.
BASS_SAMPLE_FLOATUse 32-bit floating-point sample data. See Floating-point channels for info. Otherwise the sample data will be 16-bit.
BASS_SAMPLE_SOFTWAREForce the stream to not use hardware DirectSound mixing.
BASS_SAMPLE_3DEnable 3D functionality. This requires that the BASS_DEVICE_3D flag was specified when calling BASS_Init, and the stream must be mono. The SPEAKER flags can not be used together with this flag.
BASS_SAMPLE_LOOPLoop the file. This flag can be toggled at any time using BASS_ChannelFlags. This flag is ignored when streaming in blocks (BASS_STREAM_BLOCK).
BASS_SAMPLE_FXEnable the old implementation of DirectX 8 effects. See the DX8 effect implementations section for details. Use BASS_ChannelSetFX to add effects to the stream.
BASS_STREAM_RESTRATERestrict the download rate of the file to the rate required to sustain playback. If this flag is not used, then the file will be downloaded as quickly as the user's internet connection allows.
BASS_STREAM_BLOCKDownload and play the file in smaller chunks, instead of downloading the entire file to memory. Uses a lot less memory than otherwise, but it is not possible to seek or loop the stream; once it has ended, the file must be opened again to play it again. This flag will automatically be applied when the file length is unknown, for example with Shout/Icecast streams. This flag also has the effect of restricting the download rate.
BASS_STREAM_STATUSPass status info (HTTP/ICY tags) from the server to the DOWNLOADPROC callback during connection. This can be useful to determine the reason for a failure.
BASS_STREAM_AUTOFREEAutomatically free the stream when playback ends.
BASS_STREAM_DECODEDecode the sample data, without playing it. Use BASS_ChannelGetData to retrieve decoded sample data. The BASS_SAMPLE_3D, BASS_STREAM_AUTOFREE and SPEAKER flags cannot be used together with this flag. The BASS_SAMPLE_SOFTWARE and BASS_SAMPLE_FX flags are also ignored.
BASS_DSD_DOPProduce DSD-over-PCM data with 0x05/0xFA markers. DSD-over-PCM data is 24-bit, so the BASS_SAMPLE_FLOAT flag is required.
BASS_DSD_DOP_AAProduce DSD-over-PCM data with 0xAA markers. DSD-over-PCM data is 24-bit, so the BASS_SAMPLE_FLOAT flag is required.
BASS_DSD_RAWProduce raw DSD data instead of PCM. The DSD data is in blocks of 8 bits (1 byte) per-channel with the MSB being first/oldest. DSD data is not playable by BASS, so the BASS_STREAM_DECODE flag is required.
BASS_SPEAKER_xxxSpeaker assignment flags. These flags have no effect when the stream is more than stereo.
BASS_UNICODEurl is in UTF-16 form. Otherwise it is ANSI on Windows or Windows CE, and UTF-8 on other platforms.
procCallback function to receive the file as it is downloaded... NULL = no callback.
userUser instance data to pass to the callback function.
freqSample rate to convert the DSD data to PCM at... 0 = use the BASS_CONFIG_DSD_FREQ config setting. The rate will be rounded up (or down if there are none higher) to the nearest valid rate; the valid rates are 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, etc of the DSD rate down to a minimum of 44100 Hz. This parameter is ignored when the BASS_DSD_DOP or BASS_DSD_DOP_AA or BASS_DSD_RAW flag is specified.

Return value

If successful, the new stream's handle is returned, else 0 is returned. Use BASS_ErrorGetCode to get the error code.

Error codes

BASS_ERROR_INITBASS_Init has not been successfully called.
BASS_ERROR_NOTAVAILOnly decoding channels (BASS_STREAM_DECODE) are allowed when using the "no sound" device. The BASS_STREAM_AUTOFREE flag is also unavailable to decoding channels.
BASS_ERROR_NONETNo internet connection could be opened. Can be caused by a bad proxy setting.
BASS_ERROR_ILLPARAMurl is not a valid URL.
BASS_ERROR_SSLSSL/HTTPS support is not available.
BASS_ERROR_TIMEOUTThe server did not respond to the request within the timeout period, as set with the BASS_CONFIG_NET_TIMEOUT config option.
BASS_ERROR_FILEOPENThe file could not be opened.
BASS_ERROR_FILEFORMThe file's format is not recognised/supported.
BASS_ERROR_FORMATThe sample format is not supported by the device/drivers. If the stream is more than stereo or the BASS_SAMPLE_FLOAT flag is used, it could be that they are not supported.
BASS_ERROR_SPEAKERThe specified SPEAKER flags are invalid. The device/drivers do not support them, they are attempting to assign a stereo stream to a mono speaker or 3D functionality is enabled.
BASS_ERROR_MEMThere is insufficient memory.
BASS_ERROR_NO3DCould not initialize 3D support.
BASS_ERROR_UNKNOWNSome other mystery problem!


This is a DSD supporting version of the BASS_StreamCreateURL function, so the remarks in its documentation also apply here.

See also

BASS_DSD_StreamCreateFile, BASS_DSD_StreamCreateFileUser