Lanky Lad 20:58 08 Nov 2004

A friend sent me a midi file as an attachment to an email. When I try to play it, WMP opens and the play indiactor moves slowly accross the screen and the word "Playing" appears, all quite normally, BUT no sound emanates from my speakers. All other sound files incl MP3 work fine. I saved the file under Save Attachments in OE and it makes no difference whether I click on the file in the message or the saved one. No sound.

I recently installed XP SP2 and have downloaded WMP version 10. This is the first midi file I have tried to play so don't no if the problem pre-existed my instlling these two packages.

Can anyone offer any advice, please?

  fourjays 21:05 08 Nov 2004

Have you tried looking through your control panel settings for sound, to make sure that a sound synthesiser is selected for MIDI playback?

  fourjays 21:07 08 Nov 2004

Thats in Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices (Classic View) > Audio (Tab) > MIDI Music Playback (at the bottom).

  Lanky Lad 10:18 10 Nov 2004

Thanks for your help Fourjays. I changed the selected item (Emu10KxMIDI Port (E400)) and slected from the drop down list "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth instead". It's wortking fine now.


  fourjays 22:12 11 Nov 2004

no prob. Had the same problem myself once.

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