MediaPlayerAudioCategory Enum


Specifies the types of audio that can be played by a media player.

public enum class MediaPlayerAudioCategory
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
enum MediaPlayerAudioCategory
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
public enum MediaPlayerAudioCategory
var value = Windows.Media.Playback.MediaPlayerAudioCategory.other
Public Enum MediaPlayerAudioCategory

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)


Alerts 4

The audio is used for alerts.

Communications 3

The audio is used for communications.

GameChat 8

The audio is used for game chat.

GameEffects 6

The audio is a game effect.

GameMedia 7

The audio is game media, such as background music.

Media 11

The audio is for media playback.

Movie 10

The audio is for movie playback.

Other 0

The audio type is not one of the provided enumeration values.

SoundEffects 5

The audio is a sound effect.

Speech 9

The audio is used for speech.


Games should categorize their music streams as GameMedia so that game music mutes automatically if another application plays music in the background. Music or video applications should categorize their streams as Media or Movie so they will take priority over GameMedia streams.

Applies to