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music file converter

I'm running Win XP Pro and wonder if there is a converter for mid files to wma , wav or mp3 built in. If not, what would be a good - free - download for this?

Esme

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Re: Music Converter

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dB Power Amp is a good music converter it's free and can convert practically every music format but you'll have to
download additional codecs for different tasks it can be
downloaded at download.com or the original website try it
out

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music converter

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tks for your answer. I downloaded the converter you recommended but as far as I can see, it does not convert mid files and that is the only thing I want a converter for.

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Re: Converter

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Seems like it doesn't support the format you're looking for although you can try download.com and in there search bar area try entering something like mid or midi converter

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midi files...

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Technically speaking, midi files are not music files. Midi is the artificial creation of musical instrument-like sound by a synthesizer. The midi file is simply a standardized data format for streaming instructions (events) to the synthesizer telling it what sort of sound the create (patch), what note (pitch), how loud (velocity), and when to start/stop (duration). Some synths may also have additional features. The sound qualities of the music that results from all this is related entirely to the synth. You could play the same midi file on two different synths and they would not sound alike.

As for your original question of ''converting'' a midi file to some other music file format, you can achieve such an apparent result, but it would not be a conversion. In essence, you play the midi file through the midi synth of your computer's sound chip, but direct the output to a sound editing software package where you simply record it in real-time to a .wav file (or if you sound editor has such a feature, directly encoded to .mp3 or whatever). Now you have a ''music'' file. Do what you want with it.

HTH
dw

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dB Power Amp

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Which is the official site yto download it from?? Pls let me know..
I tried to download it from cnet.. but i didnt make it :((

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