Can't play .mid file ?

June 10, 2005 at 16:28:38
Specs: 98se, P2-256

I have CD with hundreds of ring tones for my mobile phone like 72.mid.

but can not play them on my computer before installing on the phone?

I have Win media palyer 7 and .mid enabled, and iseas what might be the problem.


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June 10, 2005 at 16:32:18

Check your other post.

Multi-posting of the same issue is forbidden on this site. All of your posts may be deleted if Justin or KTTD decide to do so.

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June 10, 2005 at 16:40:16

I posted on win 2k forum in error, i'm running 89se.

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June 10, 2005 at 16:47:51

have left a note on the win 2k forum redirecting answers here.

When I select a .mid file windows media player (Ver 7) opens and shows the file as playing but no sound, it plays sound on all other files and .mid is selected in WMP preferences.

Any ideas???

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June 10, 2005 at 17:00:09

Hey, not many folk have that W89 (sorry, I just couldn't resist it).

Can you confirm that when you do the same with a .wav file it works OK in WMP7?


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June 10, 2005 at 19:54:10

Go to control panel, multimedia, click on midi tab. Now there should be a dot by the single instrument. Under that you should have it shown, in the box, something like midi synthesis. That is what it shows for my computer's sound card. If instead it shows MPU-401 that is why you don't hear midi sounds. Apply midi synthesis or something like it should get midi working.

Good luck.

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June 10, 2005 at 20:09:31

Following Ken's idea.

For info, mine is using:
"Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth".

There is also an option for:
"SB Live! Sw Synth [E800]".

Although yours is probably different, the magic word is presumably Synth. I'm assuming .wav files are playing OK in WMP7.


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June 10, 2005 at 20:30:14

Double click on the speaker icon in your system tray and make sure that in the volume control that your midi synth or something similar is not muted and the slider is moved up.

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June 11, 2005 at 01:02:27

If the other suggestions don't work, go to Start-->Run. Type mplayer and click OK. Attempt to load a MIDI file into it from your hard drive. If it won't play, most likely you lost your MCI devices.

To install, go to Control Panel-->Add New Hardware Wizard. When it asks if you want to select hardware from a list, do that. Do not let Windows choose. Go down the list to Sound, Video and Game Controllers. From the next list that comes up, choose Microsoft MCI. Then in the right panel choose MIDI Sequencer Device. Finish up the wizard - and then restart your computer.


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June 11, 2005 at 04:56:03

Hi Derek, yes WMP will play .wav, Interesing this, I did a file find .wav and found 4 tracks fom the CD in temp files and with a .wav extension? they played ok too.

Hi Ken, thank you so much, your advice fixed the problem, my listings were just as your advice ststed.

Thanks to everyone who also posted.

May you all live long and prosper......

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June 11, 2005 at 13:17:14

Glad to hear it, thx for popping back, and cigar for Ken.


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June 12, 2005 at 14:34:34

Thanks for the update. Glad I could help.

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