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MediaElement.AudioStreamIndex property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Gets or sets the index of the audio stream that plays along with the video component. The collection of audio streams is composed at run time and represents all audio streams that are available in the media file.


public Nullable<int> AudioStreamIndex { get; set; }

<MediaElement AudioStreamIndex="int"/>

Property value

Type: IReference<Int32> [C++] | System.Nullable<Int32> [.NET]

The index in the media file of the audio component that plays along with the video component. The index can be unspecified, in which case the value is null. The default value is null.

If you're programming using C# or Visual Basic, the type of this property is projected as int? (a nullable integer).


Setting AudioStreamIndex to null will select the default audio track which is defined by the content.

See the Quickstart: create a media player application and How to select audio tracks in different languages for examples of supporting multiple audio tracks.


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]


Windows::UI::Xaml::Controls [C++]



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