Here's a work-around on the drum issue with LOTRO MIDI right now--by way of Master Keptwise!!!!
In your original midi, change the track # for your drum part to something OTHER than 10, so that it's not tagged as percussion (I cloned it to an acoustic grand for simplicity). Then, export via your usual selection in LOTRO Midi and it comes out like it used to.
[COLOR=#800000]Various Hobbits, Thwilda the dwarf lass, and Gnersk, Stalker[/COLOR]
Sorry about the drums bug. It should be fixed in version 220.127.116.11.
If you're using the standalone version, you can get it here: LotroMidiPlayer-18.104.22.168.jar
I'm having the same problem as some other people. Whenever I use the LotRO MIDI Player (Web Version I think) it says "Unable to launch this application". I've tried to uninstall and reinstall, update my java, everything, but nothing seems to work. If you can, please tell me how to fix this because I'm a huge fan of it.
P.S. I had it working and successfully converted about 25 songs or so before it stopped working, and when i try to install the standalone version nothing happens.
Last edited by Hoophy; Aug 12 2011 at 11:23 AM.
Make sure you have the 32-bit version of Java installed, even on a 64-bit machine. You can download it here: http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
I would also like to echo the usefulness of this program. I have a minor suggestion if I may though. Could you put a volume control on the midiplayer? I like to use midiplayer and ABCplayer together and the two have different levels of volume. Midiplayer is very loud and ABCplayer is very soft. ABC has a volume control but I find it doesn't get much above soft and midi player has one volume. LOUD!. I am always having to reach for the volume control on my sound system whenever I switch between the two.
This thing is quite simply awesome. Thank you!
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Ok, ran into a problem with Lotro Midi Player. A friend sent me a midi asking for help with it. She said that Midi Player told her that the file was too large. I first loaded the file into Melody Assistant and it worked fine. I then loaded it into Midi Player and it played. However, it showed the last song I had loaded and not the one that was playing. Now, Midi player won't start at all. I've shut down the computer and restarted and still will not load.
Never mind. I deleted the offending midi and now it works fine. :P
I'm uncertain if this thread is even being replied to any more. However i downloaded the midi player for the soul purpose of hooking my midi keyboard up to it and enjoying a bit of music. When ever i attempt to map the keys in correct order, or to have the notes on my midi piano correspond with the correct musical note it fails to register certain notes. c# for any octave is unmapable it would seem. Along with several other random notes through out the scales. If any one has information or this thread is still being read, i request a solution if any one knows of one.
Wonderful tool, been using it for several years, but never posted anything til now... because now, when I load the program, there is a notice saying that "Applications from UNKNOWN publishers will be blocked in a future release because they are a security threat..." Do I have an outdated version? (OK, probably). Will Java stop access to this tool?
There's no updated version from me, that sounds like a new security check in Java. I'm not sure exactly what it'll be doing to prevent you from installing self-signed programs, but there will be some kind of way to either override the security check for a particular program or disable it entirely. If you get an error message, try searching online for the error text and you'll probably find instructions. I'd recommend you try to only disable the security check for LOTRO MIDI Player if possible. It's a good idea to keep it enabled in general.
Some more info, if you're interested:
LOTRO MIDI Player is self-signed by me, which means that the download hasn't been verified by a company like VeriSign that it actually comes from me (which would cost me hundreds of dollars per year to do).
Technically self-signed programs insecure in that either (a) I could be untrustworthy, or (b) someone untrustworthy could be impersonating me. You'll have trust me about (a), and you already have by installing the program -- same goes for any program you install from the internet: you're trusting the author not to include a virus with the program. As for (b), your best bet is to make sure you only download it from http://lotromidiplayer.googlecode.com. Someone would have to hack my google account (or hack google's servers) to put a virus on that site, which seems unlikely to be worth the effort for the handful of people who actually use LOTRO MIDI Player.
Right-o; it hasn't happened yet, of course, but I know that Java's been flagged as being a back door for virus and malware, so I'm assuming this is their attempt to plug those holes. I'll just have to see what happens when they issue their next updates...
Digero, what version is the programm in the screenshot at the google-page? If I download the latest version, I got no chat textfield.. But what's more important, why is the option "Connect MIDI piano..." disabled? I'd love to use your programm with my piano And as the MIDI2KEY isn't maintained (or even downloadable) anymore, your programm is (afaik) the only way to play music in lotro with a MIDI piano
So ha ha, remember when people used to badger you with questions about getting this thing to work? Just for the sake of your personal fun, Digero, I'm going to...you know, badger you with questions.
I'd love to get LotRO MIDI Player working, not to play MIDI files but to play live using a MIDI keyboard; I used to be able to do so, but for whatever reason the app stopped working for me. (Unhelpfully, I can't remember the error message.) And, in fact, it looks like I can make it work, up to a point.
That is: I can get it to run if I plunk either LotroMidiPlayer-22.214.171.124.jar or lotromusic-standalone.jar into any old folder, right-click, and open with Java Platform SE Binary. (As far as I can tell, I do have the 32-bit version installed.) But, like the user above, I'm seeing the "Connect MIDI Piano" option grayed out. Just putting JavaWinApi.dll in the same folder as either of those .jars doesn't seem to change this. And I presume you gave that instruction on the assumption that things would be set up differently . . .
Now, obviously I'm opening up the software the "wrong" way. I also tried the instructions in post #19, but they didn't seem to work. I feel like I'm probably missing something utterly obvious, but--long story short, can I get this thing to play ball? What should I be doing with JavaWinApi.dll to get it to serve its purpose?
His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white: Sredni Vashtar the Beautiful.
I just tried it myself using 32-bit Java, putting LotroMidiPlayer-126.96.36.199.jar and JavaWinApi.dll in the same folder, and I was able to play from my MIDI piano in the game.
It's also possible that you have some security settings preventing it from loading the DLL. I'm not sure what they are, but you could try looking in the Java control panel to see if there are any that help (look for things set to "never allow" and try changing them to "prompt"). Be careful when changing security settings though--you could leave yourself vulnerable to malware. You should set any settings back to their original value if they don't help.
Weirdly, what was wrong was none of the obvious suspects, but rather the fact that I was unaware of a weird Windows quirk. When I go through the "Open with..." routine to open the app up with (the correct, 32-bit version of) Java, the app opens just fine but grays out "Connect MIDI Piano..." Buuuut, when I just hit "Open," the option's not grayed out--so it's opening it using the already associated 32-bit version, but somehow the difference between "Open" and "Open with..." is like magically crucial.
I can guarantee that, without your post confirming that the app still works, I wouldn't have kept fiddling around, trying unlikely things, until I hit on this fact.
Well, whatevs, got it working now. And I can confirm that LotRO MIDI Player doesn't do that odd speed-throttling thing with keyboard input, so it plays way better than MIDI2KEY. The latter's a really good bit of software, mind you! I wonder if it's not being overzealous in avoiding the "Too many requests" issue, or something.
Anyhow. Thanks again! Live music playing has always been one of LotRO's neatest little features; it's certainly a big reason I still play.
His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white: Sredni Vashtar the Beautiful.
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