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Re: Consequences of changing MIDI file suffix

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Consequences of changing MIDI file suffix
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 12:01:30 +0100

>address@hidden writes:
> On Friday, November 15, 2002, at 03:24 PM, Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:
> > address@hidden writes:
> >> I'm currently thinking of patching lilypond on MacOS X so MIDI files
> >> are generated with a suffix of .midi instead of .mid, as the former is
> >> automatically recognized by QuickTime as a MIDI file, while the latter
> >> is not.
> >
> > You must mean the other way around? Lily already outputs .midi files.
> Yes, I'm sorry, its precisely the other way around. Lily outputs .midi, 
> I'm
> thinking of changing that to .mid on MacOS X.
> Any thoughts on whether that is a good or bad idea in the overall 
> scheme of things?

I think .midi is the right extension for MIDI. Isn't  QuickTime
configurable to accept .midi as the right MIME type? 


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