WaveSurfer Methods

After creating an instance of the player (with var wavesurfer = WaveSurfer.create({ ... })), you can call the following methods on it:

  • cancelAjax() – Cancel the audio file loading process.
  • destroy() – Removes events, elements and disconnects Web Audio nodes.
  • drawBuffer() – Get the correct peaks for current wave view-port and render wave.
  • empty() – Clears the waveform as if a zero-length audio is loaded.
  • getActivePlugins() – Returns a map of plugin names that are currently initialised.
  • getBackgroundColor() – Returns the background color of the waveform container.
  • getCurrentTime() – Returns current progress in seconds.
  • getCursorColor() – Returns the fill color of the cursor indicating the playhead position.
  • getDuration() – Returns the duration of an audio clip in seconds.
  • getPlaybackRate() – Returns the playback speed of an audio clip.
  • getProgressColor() – Returns the fill color of the waveform behind the cursor.
  • getVolume() – Returns the volume of the current audio clip.
  • getMute() – Returns the current mute status.
  • getFilters() – Returns an array of the current set filters.
  • getWaveColor() – Returns the fill color of the waveform after the cursor.
  • exportPCM(length, accuracy, noWindow, start) – Exports PCM data into a JSON array. Optional parameters length [number] - default: 1024, accuracy [number] - default: 10000, noWindow [true|false] - default: false, start [number] - default: 0
  • exportImage(format, quality, type) – Return waveform image as data URI or Blob.
  • isPlaying() – Returns true if currently playing, false otherwise.
  • load(url, peaks, preload) – Loads audio from URL via XHR. Optional array of peaks. Optional preload parameter [none|metadata|auto], passed to the Audio element if using backend MediaElement.
  • loadBlob(url) – Loads audio from a Blob or File object.
  • on(eventName, callback) – Subscribes to an event. See WaveSurfer Events for the list of all events.
  • un(eventName, callback) – Unsubscribes from an event.
  • unAll() – Unsubscribes from all events.
  • pause() – Stops playback.
  • play([start[, end]]) – Starts playback from the current position. Optional start and end measured in seconds can be used to set the range of audio to play.
  • playPause() – Plays if paused, pauses if playing.
  • seekAndCenter(progress) – Seeks to a progress and centers view [0..1] (0 = beginning, 1 = end).
  • seekTo(progress) – Seeks to a progress [0..1] (0 = beginning, 1 = end).
  • setBackgroundColor(color) – Sets the background color of the waveform container.
  • setCursorColor(color) – Sets the fill color of the cursor indicating the playhead position.
  • setHeight(height) – Sets the height of the waveform.
  • setFilter(filters) - For inserting your own WebAudio nodes into the graph. See Connecting Filters below.
  • setPlaybackRate(rate) – Sets the speed of playback (0.5 is half speed, 1 is normal speed, 2 is double speed and so on).
  • setPlayEnd(position) – Sets set a point in seconds for playback to stop at.
  • setVolume(newVolume) – Sets the playback volume to a new value [0..1] (0 = silent, 1 = maximum).
  • setMute(mute) – Mute the current sound. Can be a boolean value of true to mute sound or false to unmute
  • setProgressColor(color) – Sets the fill color of the waveform behind the cursor.
  • setWaveColor(color) – Sets the fill color of the waveform after the cursor.
  • skip(offset) – Skip a number of seconds from the current position (use a negative value to go backwards).
  • skipBackward() - Rewind skipLength seconds.
  • skipForward() - Skip ahead skipLength seconds.
  • setSinkId(deviceId) - Set the sink id to change audio output device.
  • stop() – Stops and goes to the beginning.
  • toggleMute() – Toggles the volume on and off.
  • toggleInteraction() – Toggle mouse interaction.
  • toggleScroll() – Toggles scrollParent.
  • zoom(pxPerSec) – Horizontally zooms the waveform in and out. The parameter is a number of horizontal pixels per second of audio. It also changes the parameter minPxPerSec and enables the scrollParent option.

Connecting Filters

With the WebAudio or the MediaElementWebAudio backend you can insert your own Web Audio nodes into the graph using the method setFilter(). Example:

var lowpass = wavesurfer.backend.ac.createBiquadFilter();
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