MediaPlayerAudioCategory MediaPlayerAudioCategory MediaPlayerAudioCategory MediaPlayerAudioCategory MediaPlayerAudioCategory Enum


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

public : enum class MediaPlayerAudioCategory
enum class winrt::Windows::Media::Playback::MediaPlayerAudioCategory : int32_t
public enum MediaPlayerAudioCategory
Public Enum MediaPlayerAudioCategory
var value = Windows.Media.Playback.MediaPlayerAudioCategory.alerts;

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


Alerts Alerts Alerts Alerts Alerts 4

The audio is used for alerts.

Communications Communications Communications Communications Communications 3

The audio is used for communications.

GameChat GameChat GameChat GameChat GameChat 8

The audio is used for game chat.

GameEffects GameEffects GameEffects GameEffects GameEffects 6

The audio is a game effect.

GameMedia GameMedia GameMedia GameMedia GameMedia 7

The audio is game media, such as background music.

Media Media Media Media Media 11

The audio is for media playback.

Movie Movie Movie Movie Movie 10

The audio is for movie playback.

Other Other Other Other Other 0

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

SoundEffects SoundEffects SoundEffects SoundEffects SoundEffects 5

The audio is a sound effect.

Speech Speech Speech Speech 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.