Quote:>You could get crescendo at www.liveupdate.com
>This will definately play MIDI files and is a plug-in for IE
Vanbasco's player (www.vanbasco.com) is a full-fledged MIDI player
with graphical channel display, channel controls, and the ability to
display lyrics for MIDI files which have them. Plug-in option for IE
or Netscape. Doesn't include any MIDI synth; you have to use your
system synth for that.
Crescendo's new version, if I remember right, included a softsynth
similar to Quicktime's synth.
Therea are others, as far as player plug-ins, but I haven't bothered
with any others, as these work fine. Vanbasco is a good general MIDI
file player, better than Media player or similar things for working
just with MIDI files.
Now, if you also want to have a soft synth for the sounds, rather
than using your system/soundcard synth, you can get those separately.
The two best general softsynths for MIDI playback are Roland VSC88
(www.edirol.com) and Yamaha SY100XG (www.yamaha.co.uk). Both aren't
free, but have free trials. Quicktime's softsynth is OK for free, as
is Microsofts's DirectX7/8 Softsynth (WinMe/2k/XP supports it as a
default system MIDI device).
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