Version 2.4 of MyMIDI Player (download here) has been created to address a particular scenario, which I will describe.
While many churches have a Windows computer running in their church, others do not. Until now, the benefits of MyMIDI Player has been inaccessible to these churches. No longer.
There is a new setting in MyMIDI Player v2.4 that allows you to “Create MP3 files during play”. That is, with this new setting active, an MP3 file will be created for each song that you play in MyMIDI Player.
The result of this is that you can apply all of the adjustments you like to a song in MyMIDI Player (tempo, key, instruments, number of verses), play the song, then copy the MP3 file to be used at the church on whatever device you use. By this, the benefits of MyMIDI Player are available even where MyMIDI Player cannot be used.
IMPORTANT … for copyright songs this is fair use when you use it for the purpose for which you purchased the MIDI file, but you cannot go using the MP3 file for any other purpose or in any other place. The same copyright restrictions apply to the MP3 file as apply to the MIDI file. For MIDI files of public domain songs that came with MyMIDI Player, there is no restriction of use.
Recommended method of use.
When you want to create a batch of MP3 files to use at church,
- Create a playlist of the songs for which you want to create MP3 files.
- Make any adjustments to tempo, key, instruments and number of verses.
- Check the “Automatic Play” option so songs will play sequentially without needing your intervention. Ensure that Automatic Progress is checked (default) and Automatic Loop is unchecked (default).
- Go into configuration settings and check “Create MP3 files during play”. Save your settings.
- Play the songs from the top of the playlist. Do not do anything in MyMIDI Player until the last song in the list has finished playing.
- Go to configuration settings, uncheck “Create MP3 files during play”, and save your settings.
- Turn off “Automatic Play” if you don’t want that playlist mode to continue.
MP3 files will have been created for the songs in your playlist, located in documents/MyMIDI Player/library_mp3.
It is also strongly recommended that you copy MP3 files that you want to keep for future use to a different location. MP3 files will be overwritten if you play them again with the “Create MP3 files during play” option active.
WARNING: This new feature creates an MP3 file matching what you hear. If you pause the song or stop it before it finishes, the MP3 file will not be usable. Likewise if you change tempo, or any other setting during play, the change will be reflected in the MP3 file and you won’t be able to use it. Go get a cup of coffee while creating MP3 files, and make sure you check the MP3 files before using them in public.