Original Question & Answer
On My FAQ Page
Problems downloading MIDIs Or "How do I download MIDIs from your page?"
03A "How do I download MIDIs from your
Downloading any type of file from a page on the internet usually requires
simply highlighting and then right-clicking on the file name (for PC's) and
choosing "Save As" or "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu. For the
Mac try holding down the mouse button for a few seconds.
If this doesn't work you are probably using a browser with which I'm
I will have to E-mail the file to you.
04/26/06 More Elaborate Information
As far as downloading MIDI's you should be able to right click with your
mouse on the song title and then save to a directory on your hard drive or
a floppy disk.
If that doesn't work you may have to actually play each individual file.
When it is completely loaded you should be able to use your MIDI player to
save the file.
All MIDI files actually download to your computer when you play them on
line whether you
save them at that time or not and all embedded MIDI files automatically download
to your hard drive as the web page is loading.
With Netscape they go into your cache file with a weird file name but
if you open your cache file
and refresh each time you play a song you will see which file is the newest
and you can rename
with the correct name and copy it to another directory to save it for
the future as cache files
will be eventually lost.
With MSIE if you can't right click and save or use your MIDI player to
save you can find the
files in the Windows/Temporary Internet Files section on your hard drive
where they remain until
the next time you reboot your computer. Just make a copy and move it
to another directory or to a floppy.
I usually make a directory on my hard drive called ! MIDI Download or
something like that so all
files I download will go there where I can find them later.
A Recent Question I Posed To My Friend "Bob" "Da
Bob, I think you told me awhile back that you are using Windows XP and MSIE
for your browser.
I have a visitor who says she used to be able to right click and save a MIDI
from my web pages but
now can't do it. She says when she right clicks and saves all she gets
is a .html file.
Are you having any problem with my pages??? Any suggestions.
Jack, In Netscape 7.x if you right click on a MIDI, choose "Save Link Target
As". This will open the
directory with the MID file extension. (It saves)
In MSIE 6.x*, right click and choose "Save Target As". This will open the
directory with the MID file
extension. (It saves)
*One of the recent updates for MS Windows and MSIE contain a code
which forces you to press the
spacebar or click once on applets, Crescendo, Objects, etc. There is a fix.
Here's the link for you to pass on to your visitor. I have no problems
with any of your pages.
In fact, yours are one of the few that is highly navigable and operative.
(Nice job !!!!!)
I use MSIE more than Netscape now due to some of the properties I write my
pages with that are apparent in IE and NOT in Netscape. However, I still
use Netscape mail. (Windows XP-Media Edition.)
Good luck, Bob