IXAudio2SourceVoice::FlushSourceBuffers method

Removes all pending audio buffers from the voice queue.


HRESULT FlushSourceBuffers(



This method has no parameters.

Return Value

Returns S_OK if successful, an error code otherwise.


If the voice is started, the buffer that is currently playing is not removed from the queue.

FlushSourceBuffers can be called regardless of whether the voice is currently started or stopped.

For every buffer removed, an OnBufferEnd callback will be made, but none of the other per-buffer callbacks (OnBufferStart, OnStreamEnd or OnLoopEnd) will be made.

FlushSourceBuffers does not change a the voice's running state, so if the voice was playing a buffer prior to the call, it will continue to do so, and will deliver all the callbacks for the buffer normally. This means that the OnBufferEnd callback for this buffer will take place after the OnBufferEnd callbacks for the buffers that were removed. Thus, an XAudio2 client that calls FlushSourceBuffers cannot expect to receive OnBufferEnd callbacks in the order in which the buffers were submitted.

No warnings for starvation of the buffer queue will be emitted when the currently playing buffer completes; it is assumed that the client has intentionally removed the buffers that followed it. However, there may be an audio pop if this buffer does not end at a zero crossing. If the application must ensure that the flush operation takes place while a specific buffer is playing—perhaps because the buffer ends with a zero crossing—it must call FlushSourceBuffers from a callback, so that it executes synchronously.

Calling FlushSourceBuffers after a voice is stopped and then submitting new data to the voice resets all of the voice's internal counters.

A voice's state is not considered reset after calling FlushSourceBuffers until the OnBufferEnd callback occurs (if a buffer was previously submitted) or IXAudio2SourceVoice::GetState returns with XAUDIO2_VOICE_STATE. BuffersQueued == 0. For example, if you stop a voice and call FlushSourceBuffers, it's still not legal to immediately call IXAudio2SourceVoice::SetSourceSampleRate (which requires the voice to not have any buffers currently queued), until either of the previously mentioned conditions are met.

Platform Requirements

Windows 10 (XAudio2.9); Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 (XAudio 2.8); DirectX SDK (XAudio 2.7)


Target Platform Windows
Header xaudio2.h

See Also