Hello, I'm Aap.
Joined on 1/11/06
ummm, you do know that midi files contain the building blocks of an audio file. Flash can't turn it into an actual audio file. Synthesizers for midi files are all different
Yes, you need a MIDI synthesizer, but everyone has one build in their soundcard. And a MIDI may sound different for someone else, but that doesn't matter all that much.
There have already been a couple of abortive attempts to build a midi interpreter library for flash.
It's not such a difficult process, seeing as you can embed midi files as octet streams, read their data at the binary level with the bytearray class and manipulate it however you wish.
The only issue is that there is currently no official way to load a sound object from binary data, meaning you would have to include samples of each instrument embedded in your swf, bringing back some (but not all) of the file bloat that midi would replace.
Most people simply use one of the hackish methods of "tricking" flash into loading a sound from a bytearray, but then become rapidly discouraged when reminded that building an entire library around an unsupported feature is just asking for the library to be broken by the next patch.
"he only issue is that there is currently no official way to load a sound object from binary data, meaning you would have to include samples of each instrument embedded in your swf"
I think this is exactly what Aap is talking about, right? If you must embed it in your swf; it would be horrible, but if the flashplayer gets it directly from your local midi library; it will be awesome. I'm sure this can be done. Various browserembeded mediaplayers can play midi files too.
make a videoclip sync with your beat.
Interactive music with games
Classic sounds : )
( if we can mute the midi you can even sync your mp3music. With both a "converted mp3 to midi" and the original mp3 playing at the same time)
Er is een reden waarom MIDI niet ondersteund wordt: het suckt. Ik moet toegeven, het zou wel leuk zijn om terug met MIDI's te kunnen werken, maar voor da ge het weet is newgrounds overspoeld met flash-filmpjes met walgelijke geluidskwaliteit. Nu moet men tenminste wat moeite doen voor een goede soundtrack te hebben.
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