1. Launch a seond instance of your player by both double click a program icon and an associated file. See how good it performs in this case, that's if it can still perform properly at all. Then run MIDI Genie and associate a file type with it. Now test the same thing on MIDI Genie.
2. Try to create a playlist. Does the program stop playing when you compose the playlist? Do you always need to open yet another window when you rearrange the file order in the playlist, then close it after that to begin playing?
3. Try to move files, copy files, create folder, delete files, rename files with both program. See which player need a file open dialogue box or Windows Explorer for all these tasks. These tasks are very important for a user to organize a huge collection of files.
4. Intentionally remove a file from its previous path or change its name, then load a play list created before, which contains reference to this file, see how both program handle this situation. Your player has a more than 90% of chances to disappoint you. Either it cannot find the file and pause there, or it removes the file completely despite the file might have been stored on a Zip disk or a CD-ROM disc.
After evaluating so many facts yourself, you should be able to
judge wisely for your own sake.
Q: May I pay
a check or a money order to register MIDI Genie ?
A: If you're not living in Australia at the moment, the answer is NO.
I'm really sorry for this situation, but my local bank always charges me at least 10 Australia dollars for a foreign check/money order. Since a single user license of MIDI Genie cost only 20 US dollars, I really can't accept the order in this case. And that's the reason why there's no option of check and money order payment in the international order form.
Of couse, if you're living in Australia, you can always pay with cheque and money order. And if you can trust credit card and online ordering system, just order here and save yourself the trouble of waiting snail mails.
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Add file from exteranl sources (INTERNET applications)
Play from Zip file archive
Shrink to tray icon
Instant load of recent 15 playlists
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Q: Hey! Where is the MIDI?
A: MIDI Genie is a program for playing mid, wav, avi files, but not providing these files for you. Here are some tips to help you to find these files.
Everyone does have some of these files in their hard drive, only they have been forgotten. Since v1.80 of MIDI Genie, you can execute "Search All Drives" commnad under "List" menu to find all supported files on your system and add them to playlist. You may find that you have more multimedia files than you've ever known!
Encyclopedia CD-ROM disks are good sources of mid, wav and avi file,
Try MIDI Genie on one, find all these files, add them to play list,
and toggle Random-playing mode on, I bet you would have lots of fun.
For some links to MIDI files, go to MIDI Files section of MIDI Link Page
Q: Hey! Where is the Genie?
A: Don't you know the Genie is always sleeping in the lamp? :-)
Q: The Shuffle mode removes files from the playlist!
A: Not any more in ver 1.80 of MIDI Genie. If you are using 1.50 of MIDI Genie or before, it's highly recommended for you to upgrade to 1.80 immediately.
Go to Sound Cards section of MIDI Link Page
Q: Can I convert a wav file to a MIDI file?
A: That's impossible, at least according to a FAQ at this site, it is so.
However, you can still convert Mod to MIDI, or
MIDI to wav with some existing
DOS utility programs. If you're interested, just search 'MIDI' in Simtel Archive
Surprise! Surprise! Someone claims to have solved the problem:
Check a program "AMA" at
Is it really working in all the cases? When the samples on the page clearly shows the capability of this program is only limited to single instruements audio file, I'm not sure the program can truly deal with complicate sounds such as a chord of guitars. Is this only a picth to MIDI program or something better? (See below)
Q: Can I convert the
pitch of a sound to MIDI? New!
A: Yes, you can. When converting a wav file with complicted mutiple sound sources to MIDI events is extremely difficult. Several programs out there can already convert a mono sound from microphone or wav files to MIDI data.
Sound2MIDI is one of them, which I've tested and used it as an assistance for composing a piece of MIDI file "The Short March" on my personal page. The most amazing feature of this program is that it can convert a mono sound from microphone to MIDI stream in realtime! Beware: You need to tweak the program a lot for it to output your ideal tunes, and you need a software sequencer to work along with it. The conclusion: Simply use it without any work in a sequencer program is not very possible, you still need to use the mouse frequently. Another thing worries me a bit is the maker of this program haven't updated it since version 1.0 in 1996. Check the information about Sound2MIDI at: