I am having problems paying midi files in Windows. I have all the MBS plugins… I don’t want to “parse” the midi data or anything… I just want to point it at the midi file and play it.
I used to use Quicktime, but now that the internet has been buzzing about the security flaws in QT, Apple discontinuing it and the general pain for a potential customer to have to install QT before trying out my app, I decided to use VLC as my audio player (that’s working) and using window Media Player for playing midi files.
I was using the AXWMP Example in the MBS examples. I could get it to work in some windows but in other windows, notably the windows I want,
It would load a file, play it (I could see the progress bar moving) but no sound. It’s horribly unreliable.
The reason I needed i,t was its ability to change the rate (the playback speed) which is crucial to my app. It’s a sight-reading trainer for guitar and bass players amongst other things.
My Mac app works wonderfully (using MBS) and everything just works.
- is there any reason why AXWMP (which is the windows media player) will play in some windows and not in others?
- Have we got any other alternatives to WMP, which will load midi files and where playback speed can be controlled?