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Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog

Artful Codger 17 May 12 - 12:08 AM
GUEST 17 May 12 - 12:45 AM
Artful Codger 17 May 12 - 02:09 AM
Jack Campin 17 May 12 - 04:37 AM
Artful Codger 17 May 12 - 05:24 AM
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Subject: Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog
From: Artful Codger
Date: 17 May 12 - 12:08 AM

I'd like to embed MIDI files in a blog--with a console, so visitors can choose whether to hear the clip or not. And I know the usual <embed> code to do this, and know of a couple blog sites that allow it. But I face a few problems:

1. One has to put the MIDI files up on the web where they can be easily linked to as MIDI files. I currently have no hosted web site, so I need to know which free web storage sites provide links to shared files in a reasonably transparent form (preserving the file extension, at the least), and do not limit access to just downloads or opening the files through their own webapps. Ideally, I want a base link to a folder to which I can simply append the file name being referenced, as is done with hosted web sites.

2. The usual embed tag may cause Firefox to crash when the QuickTime plug-in is used. What is a more portable way to embed MIDI files with a console (or at least a play/stop button)?

MP3 files are an easier proposition, because there are many sites that will host your MP3 files and provide code for embedding a player on other web pages. But it's senseless to convert simple, compact MIDIs into bloated MP3 or (worse) WAV files.

Your suggestions greatly appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 12 - 12:45 AM

Drop Box


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Subject: RE: Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog
From: Artful Codger
Date: 17 May 12 - 02:09 AM

Thanks, I've been trying Dropbox, and although I'm not very happy with it--for instance, I can't get it to create links for folders--it does create a file link in just the right format, and when I use the link in my browser, it launches the plug-in for MIDI files. So now I have to check on the blogging end.

I'll also report back on what I find out about SugarSync and SpiderOak (which I've begun using for security reasons), and maybe Google Drive. But since Google's Big Brother service unification and profiling changes, I'm not greatly inclined to give them my data nor let them track my browsing habits when logged in, much less allow them a direct window into my computer's file system.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog
From: Jack Campin
Date: 17 May 12 - 04:37 AM

I don't think you can. I just put them on my own website and linked to them from my blogs.

Why they let you upload pictures but not MIDIs I can't imagine.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog
From: Artful Codger
Date: 17 May 12 - 05:24 AM

Well, you can, because I just managed to do it using Dropbox and Blogger. I'm with you, though: seems like uploading MIDIs is safe enough, and far less space-consuming than other sound files--though maybe that's the reason: they want us to eat up space so they can collect more $$$.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Embedding MIDI in a blog
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 12 - 07:53 AM

Pop MIDI File


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