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Re: Platformania
« Reply #30 on: 2006-09-08, 06:44:09 AM »
I can't get OGG to work, i downloaded the codec and i couldn't play any OGG files. I tried putting it in the same folder as Windows Media Player. I clicked a button in that folder to check for updates in the Media Player folder and it still didn't work. I understand that it's probably more complicated than that. Anyone know how to get it working?    ???

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #31 on: 2006-09-08, 10:24:50 AM »
Didn't the OGG codec come in the form of an installer that you run and it installs itself?  What kind of file did you get?  Where did you get it?  I haven't tried OGG myself, but I might be able to at least ask the right questions to help you out.

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #32 on: 2006-09-08, 04:24:40 PM »
It's an NSIS installer and i got it from http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/oggcodecs_0.71.0946.exe
and when i installed it I thought OGG would play in Windows Media Player or Real Player but neither worked.   
so that's when I tried other stuff such as, copying the codec into the folders that Media Player and Real Player were installed into. But nothing worked.      :( >:( :-[ :'(
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #33 on: 2006-09-09, 05:58:28 AM »
What version of Media Player are you using?

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #34 on: 2006-09-09, 09:43:50 PM »
I am using version 10.0.0.3931

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #35 on: 2006-09-13, 12:56:36 AM »
How about MIDI? Can you get a free program that converts to MIDI?

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #36 on: 2006-09-13, 08:03:23 AM »
OGG is an audio format. MIDI is a Musical Instrument Digital Interface format.  Which means they are completely incompatible.  There are programs out there that will "listen" to your music and attempt to find the notes in it and convert it to MIDI, but that only works it it's simple music playing one or a few notes at a time using one instrument.  No talking or sound effects, obviously, and no percussion.  Pretty much, if you can't get OGG to work on your computer, you probably won't find it easy to get it to work on others' computers either, so you should just stick with .MP3 or MP3-encoded .WAVs.
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #37 on: 2006-09-14, 12:36:46 AM »
OGG is an audio format. MIDI is a Musical Instrument Digital Interface format.  Which means they are completely incompatible.  There are programs out there that will "listen" to your music and attempt to find the notes in it and convert it to MIDI, but that only works it it's simple music playing one or a few notes at a time using one instrument.  No talking or sound effects, obviously, and no percussion.  Pretty much, if you can't get OGG to work on your computer, you probably won't find it easy to get it to work on others' computers either, so you should just stick with .MP3 or MP3-encoded .WAVs.

I couldn't get OGG to work that's why I was going to try MIDI. I wasn't going to try and convert to OGG using a MIDI program. I was just going to try using MIDI and forget about OGG.

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #38 on: 2006-09-14, 07:44:10 AM »
Then I guess I wonder why you asked about a program that converts to MIDI?
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #39 on: 2006-09-15, 01:42:39 AM »
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Re: Platformania
« Reply #40 on: 2006-09-15, 03:41:14 PM »
Then I guess I wonder why you asked about a program that converts to MIDI?

Ok, let me rephrase that. Does anyone know of a program that can change the format of an audio file to MIDI?

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #41 on: 2006-09-15, 03:58:04 PM »
why dont you try looking...ie. google...

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #42 on: 2006-09-15, 09:13:29 PM »
MIDI is a pretty unique format.  I'm not sure what you'd want to convert from.  The only other practical format I can think of is MOD, but I doubt you have MOD files you want to convert.  If you want a MIDI file, you pretty much have to create or download a MIDI file to start with.  If I were to compare it to GameDev, it would be like asking if there's a program to convert a game into GDP format.  You can't really do that from any arbitrary game.  You kind of have to start with the game in GameDev/GDP format... or re-create the game manually as a GameDev project.

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #43 on: 2006-09-17, 03:28:11 PM »
Alright I see your point.

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Re: Platformania
« Reply #44 on: 2006-09-18, 10:23:05 PM »
(crude way)
you can always rename the file *.mid  ;D though, it's not very compatible most of the time...
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