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No Midi Playback

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  1. Ffej

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    My computer won't playback Midi files, and I don't know why. I don't get an error message, it even opens Windows Media Player and starts playing, but there is no sound. All other types of sound work fine. I think it may be my soundcard. I have an Ensoniq AudioPCI card, and I run Windows ME on my system. Can anyone help me?
     
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    Welcome to TSG Ffej!

    Try going to Start/Run and type in "dxdiag" without the quotes. You should be able to test all your sound functions from a tab there.

    I would also try something like winamp and see if that will play your Midi to see if its a wmp problem.

    John
     
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    I tested Midi Mapper in dxdiag and I got nothing, but it told me that music was playing. And midi's won't play in any program, so WMP isn't the problem.
     
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    Hmmm, .wav(s) and .au(s) okay fine though?

    John

    Oops just re-read your original post.
    Well I guess next I would try the homepage for your sound card, and see if they have any upgraded drivers for it.
     
  5. Ffej

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    Tryed it. Do you think it might be because of Windows ME? They worked before I installed it.
     
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    Could be, maybe they don't have a good driver for ME yet.
    Did you see one at the site?

    John
     
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    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Is the Ensoniq still considered a Soundblaster?

    John
     
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    Thanks for the help, I'll see if it works.
     
  10. Ffej

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    Still nothing. The drivers weren't any help at all. Any other ideas?
     
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    Unfortunately yes. go back to Win 98 that has suport! :(


    John
     
  12. Ffej

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    Thanks for the help, but I'll probably just go get a new sound card.
     
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    Before you buy a new sound card, you could try this. I'm on a Windows 2000 computer so your machine may be a little different. But I know this option is in ME.

    Go to your control panel and double-click "Sounds and Multimedia." Under the audio tab on the next screen you'll see "MIDI Music Playback." In the box, select under perfered device, "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth." You then may have to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

    I don't believe the problem is your sound card.
     
  14. Ffej

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    Wow, thanks Chuck, that fixed it!
     
  15. bassetman

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    ChuckG I think you win a cigar for ME trivia! :D

    John
     
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