Is there anyway that midi files can be copied either onto the hardrive or a CD and played back.
Found a great site on Pink Floyd with some good tracks - but choosing "save as" only saves a "link" to the internet site therefore, everytime you want to listen to it, to have to connect and I really want to play them on my cd player downstairs !
I do right click and I get the "save ..." dialogue box. The problem is, I can only save the "target" or "link" to the site and not the music itself so my media player has to be connected to the internet to play the file.
What I would like to be able to do, is copy the music complete onto my hard drive so that it can be played off-line or re-recorded onto a CDR that can then be played elsewhere.
I must add I'm a bit of a computer novice but I am assuming that if the computer is receiving a sound stream through the modem, onto the computer then through a media player, then there must be a way of "intercepting" that stream and recording it. Or am I wrong?
Try this site click here ,find the midi files, then right click on one of the files (when it is not playing). Click 'save target as', a box should then open to say where it will be saved, click if ok. This site does allow them to be saved, I just tried it.
Quite often a midi file that has been played on your computer will have been stored in your Temporary Internet Files. Try to do a search/find for *.mid and see if there's a file timed at the time you last played it (that sentence looks strange but I hope you know what I mean). The midi file itself contains no music, just instuctions to sequencing software or music keyboard etc on what to play. You'll find (I think) a midi to wav converter on the PCA download page click here which might do what you require.
Sorry fazer, I've not actually used this program so I can't confirm that it'll do what you want. I have an Audigy2 sound card that has a "record what you hear" function so I use that when playing a midi file. The only thing I can suggest is to download the program and try it. If it isn't up to the job then uninstall it.