|Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 3:54 am: || |
Any idea what goes on with Classical Midi Connection (dot com)? No problem playing their midi files in MSIE, but can't download them or get them into MidiNotate. Is this intentional on their part? MidiNotate chokes with an error message -- "file was downloaded, but it is not a correctly formatted MIDI file...cannot convert to notation. Invalid MIDI file header: missing MThd chunk id"
Mark Walsen (markwa)
|Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 12:08 pm: || |
I've confirmed the problem Steve has reported. Some, perhaps all, of the MIDI files at the Classical Midi Connection web site (www.classicalmidiconnection.com) are not correctly formatted MIDI files. MidiNotate cannot read these files. Nor can the Microsoft Multimedia Player, or other MIDI programs such as Cakewalk Pro.
I'm not sure what has happened with the MIDI files at the Classical Midi Connection web site. We successfully reviewed many of them when we listed them at our www.notation.com/midifiles.htm page.
The Classical Midi Connection web site does not offer a contact email address. If you dig around the web site and do find a contact, please send me an email.
I may have to drop the Classical Midi Connection from our list of recommended MIDI file sites.
|Posted on Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 5:44 pm: || |
Well, here's the URL for support of Classical Midi Connection:
Someone named Les Winters. I sent him a message about this. No reply yet. I have a feeling it's something intentional, to prevent unauthorized proliferation of the files.
Mark Walsen (markwa)
|Posted on Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 11:13 pm: || |
Hi, Steve. Given the contact you found, I have also sent Les Winters at the Classical Midi Connection a message. Not many weeks ago my wife and I successfully tried out MIDI files from this web site. So, this is a recent problem. I doubt that this web site is intentionally reformatting the MIDI files so that they cannot be read by programs like MidiNotate, the Windows Multimedia Player, or Cakewalk. There's some other explanation. If I don't hear back from Les Winters in a few days, I'll dig into the MIDI file data to see where it deviates from the expected MIDI file format.