How to put MIDI files on the net?

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by Ben Coffe » Fri, 14 Mar 1997 04:00:00




writes

Quote:>    Hi,

>               If anybody knows how to put MIDI files on the net, please
>reply me.

You're gonna have to make them into .ZIP files I reckon, this is what
I had to do for my music modules page, it didn't recognise .MOD so
I had to zip them up and *then* the browser recognises the format and
starts downloading them.

--
Ben Coffer
Hybrid Productions
http://www.hybridgame.demon.co.uk/

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by Mike Kneela » Sat, 15 Mar 1997 04:00:00


:               If anybody knows how to put MIDI files on the net, please
:reply me.

I do.  Put this in your html file.

<P><CENTER><P><EMBED src="whatever.mid" height=15 width=51 autostart=TRUE
loop=TRUE volume=55 controls=smallconsole></EMBED>
<bgsound src="whatever.mid" loop=true></p>

Speaking of midi, does anyone know of anywhere to get good
industrial/goth/ambient midi's?  Espically looking for SP or Download, but I
doubt those exist.                

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by okswo » Sat, 15 Mar 1997 04:00:00




>:               If anybody knows how to put MIDI files on the net, please
>:reply me.
>I do.  Put this in your html file.
><P><CENTER><P><EMBED src="whatever.mid" height=15 width=51 autostart=TRUE
>loop=TRUE volume=55 controls=smallconsole></EMBED>
><bgsound src="whatever.mid" loop=true></p>
>Speaking of midi, does anyone know of anywhere to get good
>industrial/goth/ambient midi's?  Espically looking for SP or Download, but I
>doubt those exist.                

Microsoft has a great program out called Microsoft Music Producer. It
is a beta and times out on May 1. If you want a good Mid fast, this
program (I hate to say it) is great. for examples, check out my
homepage.

Brian Sullivan
Sullivan+Wolf Graphic Design

http://members.aol.com/okswolf

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by Binary B » Sun, 16 Mar 1997 04:00:00



>    Hi,
>           I am trying to put MID files in my
>homepage(http://eden-backend.rutgers.edu/~cyrusyn/thecyrus/download/download.html)
>so that people interested could download them..
>   I once made a direct connection between the page and the MIDI files in
> my account using <a href> tag. But files appeared to be damaged.
>  So, I copied entire raw data of the MIDI file into a new html file.
>  When I tested, MIDI program and the synthesizer couldn't read it because
>it was in text format.
>               If anybody knows how to put MIDI files on the net, please
>reply me.
>                                        cyrusyn

You have got it all wrong.

Upload the MIDI file itself onto your internet account.

Then just link to the midi file and presto, your done.

THIS REQUIRES NETSCAPE2.0

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by urie » Mon, 17 Mar 1997 04:00:00


When you upload them to your site, just make sure you upload them as
BINARY files.

You don't need anything fancy.  A simple html tag will do.  On my web
page http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~nadav/
I have a simple <a href="disc.mid"><img "button.sound.gif"></a>
statement.

If you click on the button, you trigger the midi file.  (One has to have
their netscape set to use mplayer.exe on .mid files, or whatever player
they have.  I tested a WebTV demo and it was already configured and
played it correctly, so on more recent browsers .mid files are already
registered correctly.)

Nadav

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by Arnold M. Mondrag » Wed, 19 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Attaching RealAudio Files to Web Pages

              ?

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              1. Introduction

              * RealAudio file delivery process

              ?

              2. Adding RealAudio Content With the RealAudio Server

              * What is a Metafile?

              * Creating .ram metafiles

              * Configuring web servers to support RealAudio

              ?

              3. Adding RealAudio Content Without the RealAudio Server

              * Hyperlink to other someone else's RealAudio content

              * Downloading .ra files

              ?

              4. Streaming RealAudio from an HTTP Server

              ?

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              Introduction

              ?

              RealAudio technology utilizes an interactive system between
the RealAudio

              Server and the RealAudio Player to enable real-time audio
delivery over the

              Internet. When the user clicks on a link on a Web page, the
audio buffers

              and then begins to play, all within a few seconds. This gives
the deceiving

              impression that the RealAudio file is linked directly to the
Web page. In

              reality, information is passing between the Web server
supporting the Web

              page, the RealAudio Server supporting the audio file, and the
RealAudio

              Player. If you have a RealAudio Server and you do not
understand how the

              RealAudio system works, read the next section about the file
delivery

              process.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              RealAudio File Delivery Process

              ?

              If you have written HTML documents in the past, then you know
that links to

              other documents are shown in the HTML document as the URL
address of the

              document you wish to access. Since RealAudio files are
resident to the

              realAudio Server and can only be retrieved by the RealAudio
Player, a few

              extra steps must be taken to complete the network path that
links to the

              audio file. When the user clicks on the RealAudio link, it is
actually

              activating a metafile, which in turn sends the location of
the RealAudio

              file to the Player. The Player then sends a signal to the
RealAudio Server

              requesting that file. The file is sent to the Player and
played as it is

              received. The entire process is completed within seconds.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              Adding RealAudio Content With the RealAudio Server

              ?

              If you have a RealAudio Server or a RealAudio Personal
Server, you will need

              to create a document to attach to your Web page, which
contains the URL

              location of your RealAudio file. This file is called a
metafile (signified

              by the .ram extension). You will also need to configure your
Web Server to

              recognize .ra and .ram MIME types.

              ?

              What is a Metafile and How Does it Work?

              ?

              Metafiles are text files which contain the URL location of a
RealAudio file.

              Remember that RealAudio files cannot be referenced directly
by the Web page

              because this would cause them to be downloaded in their
entirety before

              playback. In order for the audio files to be played in real
time, they must

              be played through a RealAudio Player, and served by a
RealAudio Server.

              Therefore there must be a link between the Web server and the
RealAudio

              Server. The link is contained in the metafile.

              ?

              Imagine the Web page as a sheet of paper with directions to
someone's house

              written on it. For most documents, you would follow the
directions and

              arrive at the house you are looking for. For RealAudio files,
the Web page

              is like a sheet of paper that gives you directions to a
house, and once you

              arrive at the house, there is another piece of paper attached
to the door

              with a set of directions to another house, which is your
actual destination.

              ?

              The first set of directions represents a link in the HTML
document to a

              metafile, recognized by its .ram extension. The second set of
directions

              represents a link from the metafile to the RealAudio file,
recognized by its

              .ra extension. Instead of pointing to the audio file, the
HTML that

              comprises your Web page will point to a metafile. Unlike the
usual HTML

              link, the metafile does not display information through the
browser, but

              rather, it provides the audio file's URL to the RealAudio
Player. The Player

              uses this information to locate the .ra file on the RealAudio
Server.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              Creating .RAM Metafiles

              ?

              Metafiles are text files you create that contain the location
of an audio

              file. Use the following format:

              ?

              pnm://hostname/path

              ?

              For example, you might have the following reference for file
welcome.ra :

              ?

              pnm://www.realaudio.com/welcome.ra

              ?

              The metafile does not require any other commands or
information. You can put

              more than one file location in the metafile, and it will play
each file

              consecutively. When saving the metafile, use the .ram
extension. The

              previous example might be saved in a file with the name
welcome.ram.

              ?

              In your HTML document, reference the metafile in a hyperlink,
as follows:

              ?

              <A HREF="http://www.realaudio.com/welcome.ram">Welcome!</A>

              ?

              The metafile does not require any other commands or
information. If you have

              spaces or control characters in this file, some versions of
the Player will

              not be able to translate the text into a URL. You can put
more than one file

              location in the metafile, and it will play each file
consecutively. When

              saving the metafile, use the .ram extension. The previous
example might be

              saved in a file with the name welcome.ram. When you ftp the
metafile to your

              Web server, choose ascii for the transfer mode.

              ?

              In your HTML document, reference the metafile in a hyperlink,
followed by a

              reference to the RealAudio icon (so that the RealAudio icon
will display to

              the left of the file) as follows:

              ?

              <A HREF="http://www.realaudio.com/welcome.ram"><IMG

              SRC="http://www.realaudio.com/pics/rafile.gif" align=left border=0

              hspace=10>Welcome!</A>

              ?

              The welcome file would display on your Web site as follows:

              ?

              Welcome!

              ?

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              Configuring the Web Server for RealAudio

              ?

              Once you place a metafile on your Web server, you'll need to
configure the

              server to recognize the .ram extension as the MIME type
x-pn-realaudio. The

              MIME type will be displayed in the HTML header sent to the
user's Web

              browser. This, in turn, activates the RealAudio Player so
that it can

              retrieve and play the RealAudio file. Since servers are
configured in

              different ways, you will need to choose from the following
list for

              instructions for your server.

              ?

              Netscape Netsite

              Windows NT (EMWACS HTTP 0.96)

              NCSA HTTPD (v. 1.3 and 1.4)

              CERN HTTPD (v. 3.0)

              O'Reilly Website NT

              ?

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              Netscape Netsite

              ?

              To the MIME.types file, add the following line:

              ?

              type=audio/x-pn-realaudio exts=ra,ram

              ?

              You will also need to add the following line to the server's main

              configuration file (called magnus.conf in the Netsite
documentation):

              ?

              Init fn=load-types mime-types=mime.types

              ?

              After adding these commands, you will need to reinitialize
the Web server.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ?

              Windows NT (EMWACS HTTPS 0.96)

              ?

              In the HTTP server applet in the Control Panel, click on teh
button along

              the right hand side of the window marked "New Mapping."

              ?

              A dialog box will be displayed which shows existing MIME type
mappings,

              along with a "Filename extension"text entry box along the
top. Type the

              filename extension "RAM" into the extension field, and then
enter the MIME

              type into the text entry field above the
...

read more »

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by Stev » Wed, 26 Mar 1997 04:00:00


one thing more, to upload to the server a simple ftp software like Cuteftp
will upload your midi's without damage and your site is easily maintained
if your server allows direct access to your files. you can find Cuteftp
with any of the search engines and download for free(shareware) direct from




> >    Hi,

> >           I am trying to put MID files in my

>homepage(http://eden-backend.rutgers.edu/~cyrusyn/thecyrus/download/downloa
d.html)
> >so that people interested could download them..
> >   I once made a direct connection between the page and the MIDI files
in
> > my account using <a href> tag. But files appeared to be damaged.
> >  So, I copied entire raw data of the MIDI file into a new html file.
> >  When I tested, MIDI program and the synthesizer couldn't read it
because
> >it was in text format.

> >               If anybody knows how to put MIDI files on the net, please
> >reply me.

> >                                           cyrusyn

> You have got it all wrong.

> Upload the MIDI file itself onto your internet account.

> Then just link to the midi file and presto, your done.

> THIS REQUIRES NETSCAPE2.0

 
 
 

How to put MIDI files on the net?

Post by s1405.. » Tue, 01 Apr 1997 04:00:00



>When you upload them to your site, just make sure you upload them as
>BINARY files.

>You don't need anything fancy.  A simple html tag will do.  On my web
>page http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~nadav/
>I have a simple <a href="disc.mid"><img "button.sound.gif"></a>
>statement.

>If you click on the button, you trigger the midi file.  (One has to have
>their netscape set to use mplayer.exe on .mid files, or whatever player
>they have.  I tested a WebTV demo and it was already configured and
>played it correctly, so on more recent browsers .mid files are already
>registered correctly.)

>Nadav

........I'm glad you put this up, I was having a tough time with midi files on
the net...you wouldn't have any ideas on midi/digiaudio seq.programs on the net
would you? I might try posting, but this group is more fan-oriented than

 
 
 

1. putting meta data (artist and title) in a midi file?

Hello!
  I've searched high and low but can't find a standard way of putting meta
data, like the ID3 tag in MP3s, in a MIDI file. The nearest I have found is
karaoke files, which have three 'title' fields, but what you put in them is
pretty much up to you. I can't find any Recommended Practice relating to
meta data (but then I haven't found many RP's at all).

  BTW: I'm wanting to write a program to enter and retrieve meta data. I was
going to use comment events with a format to indicate that they were
ID3v2-style frames, e.g. "!TALB:Greatest Hits", but was wondering if
something similar has been adopted by someone with more clout than a bedroom
developer.

Thanks,

Steve.

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