[Ardour-Users] Problem importing *.MID files

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Jul 11 09:24:45 PDT 2011

Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> writes:

> On Mon, 2011-07-11 at 17:21 +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Ardour3b9 refuses to import files with names like "BEGUINE.MID" into
>> tracks (the canonical file name on DOS floppy disks, more or less a
>> standard medium for sequencers) even though the file selector gives them
>> an icon suggesting a music file (two semiquaver notes).
>> Renaming them into "beguine.midi" will make this work, but I really
>> think that ardour should recognize the DOS style extensions without
>> additional prodding.
> Just my personal opinion.
> Qtractor's extension is '.mid' too. As long as I'm able to share files
> between Qtractor and Ardour I'm satisfied. Btw. I didn't test it until
> now, it's on my todo list.
> IMO to be able sharing MIDI files with other OS at least is useless
> regrading to needed plugins, such as virtual synth, hence a renaming
> won't be a serious issue.

I am not talking "other OS", I am talking synthesizers.

The above example was straight from

Of course, this is not Qtractor and thus you can't be interested.  But
that does not necessarily mean that nobody else can.

Whatever.  This is no place for bug reports.

David Kastrup

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