Instructions For Windows Users:
Quicktime is useful for playing embedded midi file types from within the browser in windows.
Clicking the “Install missing plugins” button in firefox brings up Apple QuickTime, which you mostly have installed in windows. But it still does not work.
Actually the music file being loaded from the web site is formatted as a “.mid” MIDI file. The MIDI player that should work in Firefox is QuickTime, and QuickTime is mostly being correctly identified. However, by default, QuickTime is not configured to play MIDI files.
So, we have to configure QuickTime to play MIDI (.mid) music files ourselves.
Before we start configuring QuickTime, you need to make sure you have QuickTime installed correctly.
If you do not have QuickTime installed, you need to install it (even if you already have it, you can download and install over the latest version).
You can go directly to Apple’s site, where you will find the option to download the combination package of QuickTime and iTunes.
Or you can download only the QuickTime program (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ ).
- Download and Install
- Start the QuickTime Player
- And we see the Untitled (no music or video file loaded) player appear
- From the menu, pick Edit / Preferences / QuickTime Preferences…
- Select the Browser tab and click on Mime Settings
- Click on the “+” box to expand the “Audio – Audio only file formats” listing
- Check the box beside MIDI and then click OK and close QuickTime.
Now, Firefox will play the file .mid automatically.
Some Alternative midi player: