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Playing MIDI on Web Pages

From: The Cyber Hymnal™ <cyberhymnal@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:38:19 -0600
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To: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Was delighted to see the February 2015 Web Audio Editor's draft on Git Hub. We were despairing that the project had been abandoned, since the last working draft on the W3.org site was dated October 2013. Please keep up the good work! MIDI is an incredibly useful and unappreciated medium.  

On our site, we have almost 10,000 MIDI files accessed by  users world wide. One of the biggest advantages of MIDI for us is its tiny bandwidth requirement. Many of our users are in third world countries, and areas where broadband will not be available any time soon, so large format files like MP4, etc. are not an option.  MIDI is our only practical solution, but sadly, the HTML <audio> tag, as you know, does not support it.

Anything you can do to hasten the adoption of a standard audio API (or  even better, MIDI support via the <audio> tag) would help unserved millions. If there's anything we can do to help test or evaluate beta or other versions, please let us know.

Dick Adams


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