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Joe Offer Tech: Can Computers Still Play MIDI? (64* d) RE: Tech: Can Computers Still Play MIDI? 09 Apr 19

I've used personal computers since 1988, and I've almost always been able to intuitively do whatever I wanted to do with them. The main problem I've had all these years, is setting things up so that other people can do things with their computers. That, and "dummyproofing" things so people (especially managers) can't screw them up. I gave up with my wife and finally sent her to a "Smart Phones for Dummies" class at the local adult school.
Over the years, I've typed up hundreds for MIDI files for tunes for songs posted at Mudcat, and people rarely have trouble playing those MIDIs. But I'm the only bass in the church choir who can read music, so I've resorted to typing up MIDIs for the bass parts of a lot of songs. It used to be that the bass singers could play them on their phones or computers, but not so much in the last two years. So, I end up recording the MIDIs onto MP3 files, which everyone in the church can play. So, why is it that church choir members can no longer play MIDI files?
I do have to confess my own inability to play MIDI files on Chromebooks and Droid phones, so maybe this is a problem of Googledom. I haven't bother to explore the matter very much because I have so many other devices that DO play MIDIs. So, maybe that's it. We can blame it on Google.

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