Wav files but no midis


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Evi

I've got a new PC. It has Nero 6 installed on it. I double click on a Wav
file and it will automatically play fine with Windows MPlayer. But if I
click a midi file, although media player opens and the slide bar moves as if
it was playing, no sound comes out.

When I put in an Audio CD, CD Player opens, which I want but again, although
it looks as if it is playing, there is no sound.

I can only get sound if I run the cd with Nero ShowTime, but I far prefer CD
Player.

Any suggestions what could be wrong and how to put it right?

File Associations are correct, Wav files play fine, just no midi at all, and
only CD Audio with Nero Showtime.
Evi
 
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John Wunderlich

I've got a new PC. It has Nero 6 installed on it. I double click
on a Wav file and it will automatically play fine with Windows
MPlayer. But if I click a midi file, although media player opens
and the slide bar moves as if it was playing, no sound comes out.

When I put in an Audio CD, CD Player opens, which I want but
again, although it looks as if it is playing, there is no sound.

I can only get sound if I run the cd with Nero ShowTime, but I far
prefer CD Player.

Any suggestions what could be wrong and how to put it right?

File Associations are correct, Wav files play fine, just no midi
at all, and only CD Audio with Nero Showtime.
Evi

Double-click on the volume control in your system tray. The volume
control for Midi files is the slider labeled "SW Synth". My guess is
that it is either all the way down or Muted.

HTH,
John
 
E

Evi

Double-click on the volume control in your system tray. The volume
control for Midi files is the slider labeled "SW Synth". My guess is
that it is either all the way down or Muted.

HTH,
John

Thanks for the suggestion John but SW Synth is neither down or muted.
Anyone got any more suggestions?
Evi
 
J

John Wunderlich

Thanks for the suggestion John but SW Synth is neither down or muted.
Anyone got any more suggestions?
Evi

Go to the control panel and look for either a "Multimedia" or "Sounds &
Audio Devices" control panel (or something close -- I'm not at a W2K
machine now). Check the Midi tab or Audio tab and make sure there is a
synthesizer loaded for Midi playback.

HTH,
John
 
E

Evi

Brilliant. That did it. It had something in the box that said MPU401
(whatever that is). As soon as I changed it to Microsoft WaveTable SW Synth.

What is MPU401?
Evi
 
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Evi

John Wunderlich said:
I believe it is the model number for a sound card. This was probably
the driver that came with your sound card.

HTH,
John

Why didn't midi files play when I had MPU401 selected?
Evi
 
J

John Wunderlich

Why didn't midi files play when I had MPU401 selected?
Evi

I don't know. Synthesizers replicate instruments ( flutes, drums,
piano, etc). Not all synthesizers replicate all instruments. Perhaps
the other synthesizer did not contain the instruments needed to play
your midi file.

-- John
 
E

Evi

I don't know. Synthesizers replicate instruments ( flutes, drums,
piano, etc). Not all synthesizers replicate all instruments. Perhaps
the other synthesizer did not contain the instruments needed to play
your midi file.

-- John

That explains it. Thanks John. The main thing is that everything is working
now.
Evi
 
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