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Old 03-12-2011, 12:29 PM
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Lightbulb Other media players open and play MIDI files in your browser

Hi friends,

I've had a lot of requests at the helpdesk lately about other media players "stealing" the association of MIDI (.mid) files or opening them in the user's browser rather than Notation Musician or Notation Composer. That often happens when a new media player is installed or updated, and it's not particularly nice of them to usurp those file associations. However, there is hope

You can review our KnowledgeBase article for specific steps to associate .mid files with Notation Software products. You can find that article by clicking here.

A couple of media players use a bit of a "stealth" approach to running their software in your browser. Here are two that I'm familiar with, and the specific steps that (should) work for not having them immediately playback MIDI files.

QuickTime (full installation - the Player-only version seems to behave a bit better and allows the "regular" Windows associations to rule its behavior):
  1. Open QuickTime
  2. Select "Edit/Preferences/QuickTime Preferences" then the "Streaming" tab
  3. There is an option called "Instant On." Checking this option will automatically play all audio media in QuickTime when a web page is opened or a linked filename is clicked. Uncheck this option.

  1. Open RealPlayer
  2. Select “Tools/Preferences”
  3. In the left hand panel, under “General”, select “Playback settings.”
  4. In the bottom of the right-hand panel, make sure that “Instantly play media links instead of downloading them” is unchecked.

If you have insights into these or other media players and how to make them play nice, please feel free to post it here in this thread

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