Microsoft is a musical genius!

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  1. Angelic

    Angelic Kickin' back :3

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    .....simply amazing
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    HPDV6700 Notebook Consultant

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    Well it is true.... Like old Sonic on Sega it sounds like. lol
     
  3. L3vi

    L3vi Merry Christmas!

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    LOL, what is that sound file doing there?
     
  4. Vogelbung

    Vogelbung I R Judgemental

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    It's a midi file. Not a sound file - it's basically a MIDI standard score, which uses onboard instruments on your soundcard (and yes, as long as your soundcard supports MIDI GM playback - and most do, it will play back) to play back the score in the file.

    It used to be a fairly popular way of distributing music for playback on early soundcards, because it was too punishing for 1200 baud modems to push WAV files around. I guess it's a Windows 3.1 holdover.
     
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    Muscle Master Notebook Consultant

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    Sounds good, makes a nice ringtone with a lil editing

    Definitely going on my Blackberry Storm 2
     
  6. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    wow, I had not idea.

    90's FTW
     
  7. Vogelbung

    Vogelbung I R Judgemental

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    Many phones support MIDI files for ringtones - some Blackberries too. Some phones require them to be uploaded in a special format which kind of negates the standardness of MIDI files, but many will play standard .MID files.

    However as .MID files depend on the built-in soundcard instrument sample for a given instrument, don't expect it to sound exactly like your PC - but generally speaking, the crappier your PC's soundcard, the more faithful it will be to the mobile phone version ;)
     
  8. unreal25

    unreal25 Capt. Obvious

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    MIDI for the win! I had tones of those... I can't remember exactly at what point I renamed my C:\MIDI folder to C:\MP3. :)
     
  9. Vogelbung

    Vogelbung I R Judgemental

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    For nostalgia's sake I just transferred onestop to my Droid. Works perfectly. Actually sounds a bit better than the GM instrument set on the Macbook Pro...

    Used to do it frequently when Nokia came out with the first polyphonic phones. Never bother these days.
     
  10. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    Midi FTW!!
     
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