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memory error when preparing .WAV file

memory error when preparing .WAV file

memory error when preparing .WAV file

I inherited a software product that plays wave files. Written in Borland C++. After a number of days of constant message playing I get the following error when waveOutPrepareHeader is called: MMSYSERR_NOMEM:Unable to allocate or lock memory.
I don't see any obvious memory leaks and the systems resources does not go down.
The system needs to be restarted to resolve this, it does not help to just restart the application.

Any ideas how to resolve or work around this??


RE: memory error when preparing .WAV file

To play this wave Memory must first be allocated (GLOBALALLOC), then locked (GLOBALLOCK) and when done with must be freed (GLOBALFREE).  It would appear that some memory is not being freed.  The GLOBALFREE function returns NUll if succesfull.  Test for NULL.

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