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Re: Adding MIDI APIs to Audio WG Charter (was: MIDI enumeration (was: Re: getUserMedia use cases))

From: James Ingram <j.ingram@netcologne.de>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:33:03 +0100
Message-ID: <4F2B0F1F.7090400@netcologne.de>
To: public-audio@w3.org
> >  Chris Wilson said
> >
> >>  The best way to advocate for support for playing SMFs is to have a
> >>  rock-solid scenario, that isn't clearly addressable some other way, for
> >>  doing so, and taking it to the vendors.
> >>
> >  (James Ingram) Maybe if we had the level of support I describe above, it would be much
> >  easier to implement the playing of SMFs.
> >
>
> That sounds like you're saying "focus on the low-level API first."  Is that
> right?
Yes, I think that's the easiest and best way for you to go. I need basic 
MIDI support, but I don't actually need to play SMFs from inside a 
browser. I think audio formats are better if you simply want to play 
whole pieces. Of course it would be nice to be able to play MIDI from an 
<audio> tag, but that's not really where MIDI shines.

There must be quite a few situations in which it would be helpful to 
allow users to step through scores in their own time. Everything from 
teaching to music-minus-one.

All the best,
James
Received on Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:35:10 GMT

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