4651 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2010 6:19 PM by andyBall_uk
a regular midi file should play just fine in Safari via the Quicktime plugin
try http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/AmazingGrace.MID for example.
If that plays for you, likely the site you mention uses some other format, perhaps windows only?
Can you link to some samples?
Thanks for the reply.
That link does play fine.
Here's an example of a webpage on this site that doesn't work... at the top there are links to midi files and new pages... the pages display but the files don't play out....????
Thanks a lot
the issue is, those pages use the bgsound tag to play the midi files, and only Internet Explorer supports it. The file is perfectly playable in safari or any browser, or quicktime player.
eg http://www.hearandplay.com/s05.mid (this will likely download automatically, due to the way their server is configured)
Short of seeing if the ancient & unsupported & insecure IE5 will run on your mac, assuming you can find a download ( don't bother looking at Microsoft ), you're stuck. apart from checking the source code of each page & downloading each midi file to play in Quicktime... better finding another online tutor site, I'd think; sorry.