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Question: exported MIDI files arrive as audio files

Exported MIDI flies are saved to the folder as audio files. How do i correct this?

Mac Pro, iOS 10.3.3, Actually 10.11.3 El Capitan

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Mar 15, 2018 3:53 AM in response to Cuauhtemoc In response to Cuauhtemoc

I export by selecting the tracks, then File>Export>Selection as MIDI File. What I get is the picture below:


User uploaded file


It looks just like an mp4 file, even though the extension is .mid. When I attach the file to an email and send it, I get this:User uploaded file


Looks like an audio file, and will not work.

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Mar 15, 2018 4:13 AM in response to Branford Marsalis In response to Branford Marsalis

I understand what you mean.

It's Finder that is associating the file as an music file.

Unfortunately Apple dropped quick look and QuickTime support for MIDI a long time ago but you should be able to use the older QuickTime Player 7 version or try VLC out, to play your MIDI files.

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Mar 15, 2018 5:38 AM in response to Branford Marsalis In response to Branford Marsalis

Right-click the midi file in the Finder.

From the pop-up menu Compress it.

You'll get a .zip file, so that the email servers don't corrupt it.

But that is in fact a standard MIDI file, and others can use it as a standard MIDI file.

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