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I would appreciate it if you could please tell me how to convert (audio) songs that I have downloaded onto my computer into midi. I'm running windows xp and can't seem to find the correct application to do this.
The short answer is that you cannot. A midi file is a series of instructions for music, where as an audio file like an mp3 is an actual recording. It's kind of like asking how to create sheet music from a Music CD.
I've had this problem with a range of CD drives, drivers, hardware and software. It is so frustrating to have your latest Tangerine Dream or whatever interrupted in this way. I must have re-installed my audio drivers 15 times and was ready to chuck the PC out of the window.
But I finally discovered a simple fix: make sure your CD-ROM is playing directly in analogue mode rather than trying to do fancy digital processing (using the CPU). By default the modern set-ups usually go to digital. Switch to analogue by going to Device Manager (in System under control panel under start menu), select the CD-ROM device that's causing problems, left click to open the menu and select Properties, then Properties again. Then clear the box which says "Enable digital CD-audio on this CD-ROM device".
The only caveat is that I think you need to have the analogue connection lead between CD-ROM device and sound card (or on-board sound chip connector). These leads usually come with the CD-Drive. They are about 40 cm long and have 3 or 4 pins in a spade connector at each end. I think you don't need this lead to play CD digitally.
Hope this works for you as well as it did for me!
I would appreciate if you would just tell me how to save internet music URL into my PC, like how you would right click and properties the song.
I put a cd in it wont play music why?
I have been fixing my cousin's computer, which has got me a little perplexed. It keeps on kicking the sound driver off the computer, it ruins the emulation that I install on their computer to make Sims2 run faster on their computer, and then it goes through and ruins other programs. I don't understand. All the programs run fine on my 3 computers at home. Her computer is set up just like my own.
hi leo, ive recently changed my motherboard to a Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8VT800(Pro). I have a problem with the sound and with the video.
Im trying to use the onboard sound but windows says it cant detect any audio hardware.
With the video im using an Asus Radeon 9600 Series Card. First there was a lag like when scrolling pages in Internet Explorer, and i was unable to get into games. Now the lag seems to have seems to have fixed itself! And i can get into the game now, but the graphics are terrible.
i upgraded my laptop which has (WINDOW 98) to (WINDOW ME) and my sound system is not working again.can you please help me to resolve this problem.Thanks.
please i have a new benq dvd-rw i just intalled into my win xp machine. when i play a cd or a dvd on the dvd rom, the sound goes faster and also the vedio movest very fast, what could be the problem?
Hi well my situation is kinda different. I am trying to play streaming radio stations off the net. It used to play but now it doesn't. I know it's not my sound card because of 2 reasons. the 1st is that other music play through it, and 2nd is that when the page loads it used to say where is was streaming from but now it doesn't show that, all it shows is that the window opens and the play button are all there but it's like it's not automatically connecting to the streaming site. Please help it used to work and now it doesn't. I tried the site on other computers and it works. Please help
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