# length of audio sample

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God'sSon on 7 Apr 2011
Commented: Mayur Gudi on 22 Feb 2020
hello!
I am trying to import an audio sample into matlab and get matlab to tell me the length of the sample. Please can someone help me with this ,
cheers.
tubariaz tubariaz on 19 Sep 2017
how to find sample rate of audio file in matlab

Paulo Silva on 7 Apr 2011
Just in case you got a wave file
[m d] = wavfinfo(filename) %get the wav information
Another way to get the length in seconds is:
siz = wavread(filename,'size') %siz = [samples channels]
siz(1)/Fs %should give you the length in seconds
Mayur Gudi on 22 Feb 2020
I did this. But for a file of 500 ms. It is showing length as 23664 after dividing by 44100 we get 0.5365 which means 536 ms approx How is this possible !!? From where did this extra 36 ms come from ?
I tried with a file of exactly 2 seconds there also it showed 2.something. Why length is shown more than actual ?

Yared Andarge on 6 Dec 2018
[y,Fs] = audioread('yared.wav'); % y samples from audio with Fs sampling frequency in [Hz].
N = length(y); % sample lenth
slength = N/Fs; % total time span of audio signal
t = linspace(0, N/Fs, N);
plot(t, y); % pplots the audio

Neuron on 16 Oct 2014
Is it really N/Fs or maybe (N-1)/Fs ? (N: number of samples)
I mean, 1 sample has what? 1/Fs duration? I think 2 samples should have 1/Fs (the minimum duration). We also use to plot it like [0:N-1] in the x-axis and not like [0:N] or [1:N]. Then, taking [0:N-1]/Fs really matches the duration if you notice. The right end is (N-1)/Fs.

Laura Proctor on 7 Apr 2011
You can import the data using an audio import function such as WAVREAD or AUREAD or even by using the Import Wizard by selecting File > Import Data. This will bring in your audio sample. You can see the number of elements in the variable you brought in by using the LENGTH function. However, if you want the timing length, then you will need to divide this number by the sampling frequency.

shaik on 19 Aug 2014
can any one tell how to change the default frame size of 1024 of audio signal to required frames size (1024*x) where x is a multiple of 2.

haroon urd on 29 Nov 2016
for length of an audio signal [x,fs]=wavread('filename.wav'); len=length(x); //length of an audio signal to=len/fs;// the total time of audio signal sound(x,fs);//play sound file for t=0:1:to set(handles.edit1,'string',num2str(t));//that will display the time duration of audiosignal
pause(1); end
Maria Sheeba on 12 Apr 2017
I want to know simultaneously both the audio length and the frame size and also how to determine the sound pressure level for a particular audio using a matlab. Can anyone help me in this?
Thank You

sufyan masood on 18 Aug 2018
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