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File Converter Fairy Dust

Medea
Why is there no special fairy dust to convert midi to wav files? Or even a decent computer program... sheesh...


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Dilbert
The simple answer is that such programs do exist, but it's more difficult than 'converting' because a midi music file is, for all purposes, just sheet music. To make a wav file, you also need to take additional instrument waveform information and 'render' the music, something like taking, say, an AutoCAD file and making it a jpg.



Dogbert
The simpler answer is that only idiots would want to convert midi files to anything.



Medea
Oh dear god. You just repeated that damn sheet music thing again. It appears over and over and for all intensive purposes that information is absolutely useless. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!



Dilbert
I'm sorry that you don't like it, but it's an apt analogy. The midi files only contain data on notes, volume, speed, and such. When your computer 'plays' a midi file, it combines this data with 'instrument' data either on the sound card, the media player, or in the bloated operating system itself. This information, for example, what a 'trombone' should sound like, is not located in the file, and thus you cannot convert a midi to a wav any more than you can 'convert' the script to a play such as Hamlet into a DVD movie.



Dogbert
Maybe she should just try only using midi files for less "intensive" purposes.




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