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    Midi files (Office 2003 Professional Edition)

    Any idea why I can't insert a midi file in a presentation? I normally insert MP3 files but some of the ClipArt sound files are midi and I wanted to use one. I can not make it play!
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    Re: Midi files (Office 2003 Professional Edition)

    First check whether midi files play at all on your PC. I had this problem recently and it turned out that Synthesizer was muted in the Advanced sound volume settings in the Sound control panel.
    Which application is started when you open a midi file from Windows Explorer? If it's a non-standard application that might cause problems with PowerPoint.

    See Microsoft PowerPoint and Multimedia for more info.

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    Re: Midi files (Office 2003 Professional Edition)

    Thank you! Because of the Holidays, I didn't have the opportunity of trying your advice sooner.

    BTW, I read the article you referred to and found it very, very interesting. I tried checking my computer for the "mplayer.exe" file and didn't find it; however, I also noticed differences in the Add/Remove window. I assume the advice given in that article was before Windows XP.

    Thank you again. I can also count on my friends at Woody's!
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    Re: Midi files (Office 2003 Professional Edition)

    I think the one in Windows XP is called mplayer2.exe. Mine can be found in C:Program Fileswindows Media Player (plus other versions in various folders, but those are not used by the system).

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    Re: Midi files (Office 2003 Professional Edition)

    Thanks, Hans. I found mine using "mplayer2.exe". I didn't know about that media player until reading the article you recommended.
    I think I'll understand more about using audio files with PowerPoint now.

    I really appreciate your help.
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