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#112069 - 01/01/03 07:16 AM midi2style updated
Jørgen Sørensen Offline
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Registered: 10/24/99
Posts: 361
Loc: Denmark
Hello
I wish all of you a Happy New Year. And tahnks for all your comments in 2002.

midi2style

- the program for converting standard MIDI files to YAMAHA PSR style files
has been updated with new features:

- Controller and Tempo events can be added, deleted or edited in the Style Editor
- The number of Fade Out measures in Ending parts is now selectable
- Notes shorter than a user defined length can be removed automatically
- Drum notes can be shortened to a user defined length
- The Volume Profile can be set individually in channels
- Channels in Melodic style parts can be transposed individually
- Help for your first conversion in "Getting Started" pdf file

Take a look at The Unofficial YAMAHA PSR Resource Site at http://home7.inet.tele.dk/js/midi2style

Regards
Jørgen

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#112070 - 01/01/03 12:37 PM Re: midi2style updated
kbrkr Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 2817
Loc: Tampa, FL
Jorgen,

Your program looks very interesting. However, I tried to run it under Windows XP and it would not run. Further investigation on your support site indicated the JAVA engine from Sun Micro systems must be installed for the product to run.

Sorry, but I don't intend on using the Java machine on my pc so therefore I don't think I will be using your program.

I'm just curious, why you chose this development platform? Why are you forcing your users to go through this technical installation? Why not write the program in C#, C++, etc. and do a nice simple installation on the users desktop so that it runs out of the box?

Thanks
Al
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#112071 - 01/01/03 02:39 PM Re: midi2style updated
Jørgen Sørensen Offline
Member

Registered: 10/24/99
Posts: 361
Loc: Denmark
Hi Al

I choose to write midi2style in Java as this is the only programming language I am that familiar with.

The installation of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is not "technical" at all. It is as easy as installing e.g. Acrobat Reader.
Just download one file and run it - and JRE is set up! It can not be easier!

I am beginning to learn C#. However running C# programs will require set up of the Microsoft .NET framework at the users computer.
In principle the very same process as running Java programs!

Give Java a try!
Jørgen

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#112072 - 01/01/03 04:44 PM Re: midi2style updated
kbrkr Offline
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Registered: 11/19/02
Posts: 2817
Loc: Tampa, FL
Hi Jorgen,

Thanks for the reply.

Just a F.Y.I. the .NET framework is distributed on Windows XP Service Pack 1.

Regards,
Al
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#112073 - 01/01/03 09:38 PM Re: midi2style updated
Jørgen Sørensen Offline
Member

Registered: 10/24/99
Posts: 361
Loc: Denmark
Hi Al

Yes I am aware of the distribution of .NET Framework with XP SP1.

At the moment the visitors at my site runs these operating systems:
1. Windows 98 36.9 %
2. Windows XP 32.4 %
3. Windows 2000 16.2 %
4. Windows ME 9.9 %
5. Windows 95 1.8 %
6. Windows NT 0.9 %
7. Unknown 1.8 %
Which means that for a while (2 years I guess) the majority of users must download .NET Framework seperately to run C# programs.

I am absolutely sure that at the moment there are many more users who are able to run Java than C#; but this will change, I think.

Therefore I might migrate to C#, when I learn some more C#.

Best wishes
Jørgen

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#112074 - 01/02/03 05:20 AM Re: midi2style updated
Pilot Offline
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Registered: 11/14/02
Posts: 328
Loc: Ontario,Canada
Jorgen, you'll have to stop updating for a while! I've only just downloaded version 3. You can keep up with the Java as I have Star Office on my machine and consequently have JRE. I won't be using .NET any time soon however, not with Win95. Keep up the good work

Bryan

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#112075 - 01/02/03 12:55 PM Re: midi2style updated
Jørgen Sørensen Offline
Member

Registered: 10/24/99
Posts: 361
Loc: Denmark
Hi Bryan

After each new version I have thought: "Now the program is finished"; but nevertheless new wishes from users keep coming up...

Maybe a version 5 will come... But NOT in this month, I promise ;-))

Jørgen

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