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Joe Offer Tech: Can Computers Still Play MIDI? (64* d) RE: Tech: Can Computers Still Play MIDI? 08 Apr 19

Well, I wasn't actually asking about the software end, because I know that (except for Macs, Bonnie).
A while ago, Google Chrome stopped playing MIDI. I have to download MIDI files, and then play them with MIDI software (usually I use Windows Media Player). My Chromebook can download MIDI files, but won't play them.

Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Windows Explorer will all play a MIDI file on a click, although some will ask you to select a player on the first time.

I have mixed results on phones. Generally, phones won't play MIDI files, but I have been able to play MIDIs on some phones by pretending I'm testing them as a ringtone. Go figure.

But my question is about hardware, whether all sound cards still have MIDI capacity, or if the MIDI synthesizer is being phased out of sound cards. The software side certainly seems to be pushing MIDI into obscurity.


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