Vista -- how to change MIDI output device

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diligamus

How do I change the MIDI output device in Vista?

I want Windows Media Player to play MIDI files through an external synth.
 

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psz

"diligamus" wrote:

> How do I change the MIDI output device in Vista?
>
> I want Windows Media Player to play MIDI files through an external synth.


Similar question, though I'm trying for the built-on synth of my soundcard,
not a true external (No offense, but the Vista Soft-synth is... OK at best)
 

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psz

"psz" wrote:

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>
> "diligamus" wrote:
>
> > How do I change the MIDI output device in Vista?
> >
> > I want Windows Media Player to play MIDI files through an external synth.

>
> Similar question, though I'm trying for the built-on synth of my soundcard,
> not a true external (No offense, but the Vista Soft-synth is... OK at best)



Ok, got it. This is directly from the Creative Labs forums.

The following are instructions on how to change the midi output device under
windows vista 32/64 Bit.

1: Run dosbox(dosbox.sf.net) and type mixer /listmidi, you should get this
or similar:

0 "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth"
1 "SB X-Fi synth A [9C00]"
2 "SB X-Fi synth B [9C00]"

* Note: if you have additional midi devices connected to your computer they
will show up in the list.

2: To change the midi output simply change the following text in notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ActiveMovie\devenum\{4EFE2452-168A-11D1-BC76-00C04FB9453B}\Default MidiOut Device]
"FriendlyName"="Default MidiOut Device"
"CLSID"="{07B65360-C445-11CE-AFDE-00AA006C14F4}"
"FilterData"=hex:02,00,00,00,00,00,80,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,70,69,33,\
02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,74,79,33,00,\
00,00,00,38,00,00,00,48,00,00,00,6d,69,64,73,00,00,10,00,80,00,00,aa,00,38,\
9b,71,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MidiOutId"=dword:00000000

Simply change: "MidiOutId"=dword:00000000 to "MidiOutId"=dword:00000001 to
use the Creative SoundFont banks for playback.
Save as (any name).reg file and run. Restarting your player or windows may
be required for settings to take effect.
If you dont have dosbox, get it here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=dosbox&filename=DOSBox0.70-win32-installer.exe&use_mirror=optusnet
or you can simply follow the regedt explorer path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ActiveMovie\devenum\{4EFE2452-168A-11D1-BC76-00C04FB9453B}
and find all the info yourself.
 

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mfenemore

I have done everything as shown in this post, but Vista x64 contains an
additional setting in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ActiveMovie\devenum 64-bit

It shows the MIDI output device as "ffffffff"

Also, this directory does not list my MIDI devices.

My MIDI output is still not going to my synth.

So what do I do to fix this in x64?


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discokachina

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when you regedit this value change the button to decimal and put in 00000001 which when saved will look like 0x00000001 (1)

once I followed these instructions my m-audio midisport 2x2 was seen by Vista and when I play a midi file it is output to the midisport
 

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