1. felberry83's Avatar
    Today I downloaded some Christmas songs in midi format and tried to play them on my Z10... and this is the result!
    *unable to open the file

    Z10 doesn't play midi files????-img_00000272.png

    I hope it's an issue with my Z10 only!

    Z10 STL100 -1 10.2.1.1055 - Channel C000194AE
    11-30-13 06:36 AM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I've never tried midi files on my BlackBerry. But maybe you should convert them to .mp3's, no? A midi file is really an old file type...
    11-30-13 06:52 AM
  3. BennyX's Avatar
    there are android apps that do.
    11-30-13 07:04 AM
  4. PHughes's Avatar
    A MIDI file is not a recording of music but is more an instruction set used by a device to play music. You need a software or hardware synthesizer to play it.
    anon(153966) likes this.
    11-30-13 12:27 PM
  5. joeldf's Avatar
    And yet, the legacy BlackBerry's could play midi. In fact, some of the old BBOS system ringtones were in midi format.

    Posted via CB10
    Agatonga likes this.
    11-30-13 12:36 PM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    And yet, the legacy BlackBerry's could play midi. In fact, some of the old BBOS system ringtones were in midi format.

    Posted via CB10
    And I had some of them copied to my z10 but did not realize that they were useless until now. I thought maybe they could be used for notifications but, when I just tried, "can't play xxx.midi" so I might was well remove them from my z10's ringtone folder! (maybe I will convert them)
    11-30-13 02:36 PM
  7. joeldf's Avatar
    And I had some of them copied to my z10 but did not realize that they were useless until now. I thought maybe they could be used for notifications but, when I just tried, "can't play xxx.midi" so I might was well remove them from my z10's ringtone folder! (maybe I will convert them)
    That was what I had to do.

    Posted via CB10
    11-30-13 03:02 PM
  8. FF22's Avatar
    That was what I had to do.

    Posted via CB10
    Just converted the 34 tones I had.
    11-30-13 04:06 PM
  9. felberry83's Avatar
    That's my point exactly! I really took it for granted! And now I need to send those files to pc just to know how they sound like... It's not a big deal but... It's a sad discovery for me... Will just have to adapt and move on (or write my own midi player lol) by the way even the PlayBook can't play midi files...
    11-30-13 04:29 PM
  10. pacoman03's Avatar
    Since midi files can be played on my Playbook, I'm guessing that they can also be played on your Z10. You just need an app that is capable of playing them. On my playbook, Meridian Player, ES File Explorer's internal music player, and X-Plore File Manager's internal music player, all can play midi files, and I suspect others will as well. All of these apps are sideloaded android ports.

    Z10 doesn't play midi files????-img_20130628.png
    Last edited by pacoman03; 12-05-13 at 04:02 AM.
    12-05-13 03:48 AM
  11. Agatonga's Avatar
    On my 9900, I loaded 5,000+ video game midi's that I put all on shuffle to bring me my dose of nostalgia.....all day/night/bedtime.

    Now, bb10 no longer supports midi.

    Until, on my Q10:
    I sideloaded "Snap"

    Downloaded "Meridian Player"

    Put my MIDI's in:
    Q10:/media/music/midi/NES/Mario.mid

    PLAYS my Drugs.


    10-Q Very Much.
    omega supreme likes this.
    03-21-14 04:19 PM
  12. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    And yet, the legacy BlackBerry's could play midi. In fact, some of the old BBOS system ringtones were in midi format.

    Posted via CB10
    Almost all old phones played Midi files and sounded like coleco game machines, but we eventually moved on to playing recordings.

    Posted via CB10
    03-22-14 07:51 AM

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