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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by canuckchief, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. canuckchief

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    I have used Media player and all of a sudden it will no longer play Midi files even though the indicator shows it playing, I get no sound. I can hear other music that I have downloaded but no sound for the midis. Don't know what happened as I was able to hear all in the past. Can anyone help?
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">Hello canuckchief. :)
    Perhaps Midi isn't selected in the Volume Control:
    Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control.
    Place a check next to Select in the Midi section.</font>
     
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    I did as you suggested but there was no box in the volume control that show Midi
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">Ok.
    Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume Control again.
    Click Options.
    Select Properties.
    Is Midi Synthesizer listed there?
    If so, is it unchecked?
    If so, check it.
    Click OK.

    That should put a Midi section in your Volume Control, and if so, place a check next to Select in the Midi section. :)</font>
     
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    No Midi synthesizer either on FM SYN and it is checked
     
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    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#577ac6">Well.
    That's nearly the extent of my knowledge on the subject. :p
    But, I'm reading up.

    I did find this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q138314
    I'd probably start with the section entitled Sound File Appears to Play; No Sounds Are Heard, but it may be prudent to look over the entire article.

    Hope it helps. :)</font>
     
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    canuckchief: A friend of mine was also having the same problem as you. He finally got his midis working by doing this:
    "Went to My computer-----control panel----sounds and multimedia. Clicked on audio--- went to the bottom of the box to "midi music playback." there was a pick list with three items in it. The one selected was, "riptide playback" same as the ones selected for "sound playback" and "sound recording" in the two boxes above. I tried one of the other choices in the pick list, and the volume control button became bold instead of grayed out. I then left this one selected to play midi's. It worked."
     
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