Getting GBA Mus Riper files to play in Windows Media Player 12 by camthesaxman at 2:14 AM EDT on July 20, 2017
I am one of the contributors to the Pokemon Ruby disassembly project, and I'm currently working on dumping the songs to MIDI format, so I modified GBA Mus Riper (source here) to export the MIDIs in a compatible format for the mid2agb tool. All of the MIDI files produced by GBA Mus Riper seem to play just fine in older versions of Windows Media Player like WMP10 on Windows XP, but are completely silent in newer versions such as WMP12 on Windows 10 and also on Winamp. I can't seem to figure out why this is happening, and it's pretty important that I resolve this soon.
by kode54 at 8:57 PM EDT on July 24, 2017
I really find it cute that Bregalad called it "Riper" and not "Ripper" because his in-browser spelling checker told him that "Ripper" was not a word.
by camthesaxman at 12:58 PM EDT on July 27, 2017
Yeah, I wondered why it was called "riper". I thought it was some typo, but that's kind of cute.
Surely, someone has tried to rip GBA Pokemon MIDIs and play them on Windows 10 and ran into this problem. I'm not an expert on MIDI, but I just need to know what's causing them to be silent so I can fix this.
by Bonboon228 at 3:42 PM EDT on July 27, 2017
Use Foobar2000 and the midi player component. Both from the same site. Its free and works pretty well if I say so myself.
by camthesaxman at 5:53 PM EDT on July 31, 2017
Yeah, I know that most MIDI programs can play them, but I'm specifically trying to get them working with Windows Media Player 12.
by kode54 at 5:09 PM EDT on August 1, 2017
Windows Media Player has never supported custom SoundFont MIDI playback.
by StarWolf3000 at 8:10 AM EDT on August 2, 2017
You need a custom MIDI software synthesizer that interacts with the Windows Mixer/Kernel Mixer, for example CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth.
by kode54 at 8:05 PM EDT on August 3, 2017
That does not support Windows Media Player, or any player for that matter, automatically uploading SoundFonts to the driver.

You'll need something like in_midi or foo_midi, or possibly FalcoSoft MIDI Player.


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