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Midi playback on websites in 2019

Greetings, I know this is a bit dated but has anyone tried using midi files as background music like in the old days?

I discovered to my frustration that most browsers don't natively support it anymore with most midi files downloading to my pc and I have to manually open them in my midi playback system.

luckily I recently discovered this bit of Javascript!

what's nice about it is that you can load custom soundfonts into it.

now if you recall my previous midi thread you know that soundfonts are basically audio templates for the instruments which midi uses to play music.

so you can totally use midi playback in a way more advanced form than back in the day, and with the right soundfound and a really good midi file, it sounds really really awesome!

anyway just wanted to put that out there, that it's still possible here in 2019 with the only caveat being apple's IOS and Safari web-browsers not natively supporting certain plugins.
"I reject your reality and subsitute my own." - Adam Savage, Mythbusters
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Spooky with the ancient history! Tongue

I don't miss background music on websites. Well, the MIDIs were always better than the blaring of some random rock or elevator music. Tongue
SpookyZalost, Tinkerer, Technomancer, and cyber Historian, at your service *bows*
"I reject your reality and subsitute my own." - Adam Savage, Mythbusters
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