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Runtime Audio Importer (MetaSound)

Georgy Treshchev - Code Plugins - Jan 20, 2024

Runtime Audio Importer plugin for Unreal Engine with the MetaSound support. Importing audio of various formats at runtime. Supports MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, BINK and RAW formats

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    5.1 - 5.3
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Note: MetaSounds support is only available on UE >= 5.3

GitHub, Documentation (MetaSounds documentation)

Discord support chat

Open-source plugin to import audio files of MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, BINK and RAW formats into the game at runtime.

It's easy to use in both C++ and Blueprints.

Plugin does not require any static libraries and external dependencies.

Technical Details


  • Fast transcoding speed
  • Supported for major audio formats: MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG Vorbis and BINK
  • Supported for RAW formats: int8, uint8, int16, uint16, int32, uint32, float32
  • Same behavior as regular sound wave, including SoundCue, MetaSounds (starting from 5.3), etc
  • Automatic detection of audio format
  • Audio streaming functionality
  • Audio capturing from input devices (eg microphone)
  • Exporting a sound wave to a separate file
  • Pre-imported sound assets
  • No any static libraries and external dependencies
  • Support for all available devices (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, etc)