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I have midi file (.mid) and want to specify what output device it will be played to. Now it is played to some standard Windows midi device ("Microsoft MIDI Mapper" or something like that).

(Windows 7 64-bit)

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See my previous answer on a related question:

To summarize, Win7 does not have a MIDI mapper anymore so it always uses the default MIDI device.

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Is there any software that can play midi file to not default device? – Semyon Perepelitsa May 11 '10 at 13:40
Try Googling for Windows 7 MIDI, as I suggested in my other post. There are some half-baked solutions. I don't use MIDI so I don't have any experience with them. – Roald van Doorn May 11 '10 at 13:51

Re: MIDI to another device.

This may not be a solution that is practical, but check out

This is a notation program with import and MIDI playback capabilities. Regards,

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How to make it send midi to my midi output device? I tried to uncheck "Use internal sythesizer", it selected "Use midi output" and after restarting program it doesn't sound. – Semyon Perepelitsa May 13 '10 at 10:41
I don't have a MIDI input right now so I can't try it. If you ask on the musescore support forum, you will get instructions. The support is very good. Regards, – Xavierjazz May 13 '10 at 11:09

You should use some of the old way midi Try this or this

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vanBasco's Karaoke Player can play MIDI files, and you can set it to play MIDI out and set it to be default player for MIDI.

For me, it is very good because I can change pitch, velocity and tempo.

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