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Use this function to get the name of a built in audio driver.


const char* SDL_GetAudioDriver(int index)

Function Parameters


the index of the audio driver; the value ranges from 0 to SDL_GetNumAudioDrivers() - 1

Return Value

Returns the name of the audio driver at the requested index, or NULL if an invalid index was specified.

Code Examples

int i;

for (i = 0; i < SDL_GetNumAudioDrivers(); ++i) {
    printf("Audio driver %d: %s\n", i, SDL_GetAudioDriver(i));


The list of audio drivers is given in the order that they are normally initialized by default; the drivers that seem more reasonable to choose first (as far as the SDL developers believe) are earlier in the list.

The names of drivers are all simple, low-ASCII identifiers, like "alsa", "coreaudio" or "xaudio2". These never have Unicode characters, and are not meant to be proper names.


CategoryAPI, CategoryAudio

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