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Question Need help playing .aac file from live audio stream

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Fire_Mage_Matt, Nov 2, 2023.

  1. Fire_Mage_Matt


    Mar 20, 2020
    Okay, long story short, I am experimenting with playing audio steams from the internet in Unity. Specifically, I am interested in using public radio web broadcasts.

    I managed to send a UnityWebRequestMultimedia (with AudioType AUDIOQUEUE) and get back the .aac audio file. However, this audio cannot be played in an AudioSource object. The error I am getting says that it is not a supported audio format.

    So, I started looking into ways to convert this file to WAV or MP3 or something I know Unity can handle. There are a few Codecs from Windows that can convert it, but I honestly have no clue how to bring them into Unity.

    Anyone got an idea on where I can go with this? I have the audio file, but no clue how to play it.
  2. SeventhString


    Unity Technologies

    Jan 12, 2023
    I think your best shot for a simple integration is using NAudio ( to convert the file or directly access its samples. It's a great C# audio library.