I can't get any sound from midi files. Windows Media Player is installed and music cd's and video cd's all play ok. On midi files the media player window comes up, I press play, the " slider" and the counter move but no sound. Any " not too technical " advise would be appreciated.
What this means is that it has very limited possiblities and so has minimal drivers.
I would not expect it to be capable of translating and reproducing MIDI sounds which is quite complex, you would need at least a 16 bit PCI sound card, yours is likely to be 8 bit and as it is integrated, so consumes on-board resources.
What do you crate the MIDI files from ?
Do you want to play them as an accompanyment to your keyboard or guitar ?
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Don't know what " crate the Midi files from " means I'm afraid ( yes I know I'm thick)
I'm interested in traditional music and the teacher puts some of the tunes we are learning on a midi file so we can hear how they should sound and be able to play them.( of course I can't....yet ) That is all I really need in the way sound. Oh, mp3 files play ok as well.
I shall tell a friend of mine about the sound cards you have mentioned, he is more into computers than me, I'm more into sheep !!
from the OEM disc supplied with your pc when it was delivered. i guess there might be a separate disc provided for this purpose, which you have missed.
i cannot understand why the integrated SoundMAX audio chip (developed by Analog Devices Inc.) on your pc's motherboard could not play midi music files. it should be much more capable than playing midi files, i suppose.
it should help if you tell the people here regarding thee maker of your pc and the motherboard model. Such details can easily be figured out from many free utilities tools such as SiSoft Sandra 2004.