MIDI Files won't open in Windows 10 Pro 64bit after April update

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit Fall Creators Update
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    MIDI Files won't open in Windows 10 Pro 64bit after April update


    For some strange reason I can't open MIDI Files with windows media player in Windows 10. I can with Open MODPlug Tracker & Apple's Quicktime software, but now in media player. I've tried CoolSoft MIDI Mapper and that doesn't seem to fix it. I can play my keyboard in my DAW, which is Renoise ver3.11. But I can't open a single MIDI Files. Please help. MIDI Is important to me has a audiofile.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,573
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, this refers to midi being supported in 1803 (2016 article, updated June '18, with reference in comments to 1803
    MIDI Enhancements in Windows 10 - Windows Developer BlogWindows Developer Blog

    Meanwhile you could try (yet) another player.

    Hopefully someone running 1803 will confirm or not from their experience.

    When did you first notice this? After upgrading to 1803 or subsequently?

    You could try removing WMP as an installed feature and re-enabling it.
    Last edited by dalchina; 01 Oct 2018 at 02:47.
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  3. Eagle51's Avatar
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #3

    FWIW ...

    I can play midi files using Windows Media Player.

    1. Running latest Win10 Home x64 1803 (17134.320)
    2. No 3rd party codecs installed
    3. No 3rd party players installed
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  4. fireberd's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro, 20H2
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    I just tried a Band in a Box MIDI file and it played OK with WMP.
    Latest 1803 version, Win 10 Pro.

    (I also use my desktop for my recording studio with Cakewalk Sonar)
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,573
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    For some strange reason I can't open MIDI Files with windows media player in Windows 10.
    Perhaps a screenshot might be helpful showing how you are opening the midi file.

    Or explanation.

    E.g. Rt click, Open with; Double click ....

    What is the default player assigned to midi files?
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    I just used Windows Media Player to play a *.mid file located on one of my NAS drives, seems fine but took a little extra time to transfer to my Notebook when compared to being on the Notebook's HDD.
    Windows 10 Version 1803 Build 17134.320 [latest].
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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit Fall Creators Update
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       #7

    I've included two screenshots to show what errors I'm getting. I have all the updated patches for Windows 10 Pro 64bit. I've tried Klite codecs to see if that would fix my issue, sadly it didn't. BTW thanks for the replies and sorry about the typos in previous post.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails MIDI Files won't open in Windows 10 Pro 64bit after April update-capture.jpg   MIDI Files won't open in Windows 10 Pro 64bit after April update-mediaplayerclassic.jpg  
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Going back to my post #2:

    Using a restore point might help you if you have an idea when this started, and you have a suitable restore point and restoring it works. Hmm.

    When did you first notice this? After upgrading to 1803 or subsequently?

    You could try removing WMP as an installed feature and re-enabling it.
    =>
    MIDI Files won't open in Windows 10 Pro 64bit after April update-1.jpg

    untick, restart, tick WMP

    If that doesn't work, then an
    in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs, data and most settings
    (tutorial available).
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  9. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
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    I tried uninstalling wmp and reinstalling it. I've also tried uninstalling my Creative soundblaster Z drivers and reinstalling them. I didn't do a system restore, because honestly I don't know exactly when this problem occurred. I just know when I tried to play a MIDI file, which was a few days ago. I haven't played back a MIDI file in a several weeks.Thanks for the replies back.
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #10

    If that didn't work, (you don't say exactly) then as I said, do an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs, data and most settings.

    Or you could just wait until you receive build 1809. Meanwhile use another player.
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