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Open a MIDI file
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[in menu File]

A file dialog starts and you can choose the folder location and name of the MIDI file. Use the directory list and filename list to find it. Once you have specified an existing file, the MIDI information will automatically be analyzed and shown in a new window with filename as title.

If the MIDI song contains karaoke text then the information window has two parts:
·upper part shows MIDI information  
·lower part shows karaoke song text.  
Both are separated by a splitter, which you can move up or down with left mouse button to get more space for upper or lower part.


It is also possible to open a text file that contains readable MIDI text (generated by MIDI to ASCII converter).
This text will be shown in the window. If the text is very large then it is cut at end, use Ctrl-E to display the full text with notepad editor or open the text with a text editor that can handle huge text files.

A vertical scroll bar on right side of window is available if the information in the windows is larger than the display size. You can scroll the text up and down with mouse and on some systems with a wheel mouse. A horizontal scroll bar on bottom of the window is available if the information width is larger than the

If the file is not a MIDI file or if the MIDI file is corrupt then an error message is shown instead of the MIDI file information. Try to repair the MIDI file.

The file menu contains also the list of recent loaded files, this can be used to reopen one of these files quickly.

Importing other file formats

Karaoke files (.kar) are valid standard MIDI files, so just open them as MIDI files.

RIFF MIDI files are multimedia archives, which can contain one or more MIDI songs. Using Open MIDI file will only import first standard MIDI song.

Karaoke files in format .st3 (only version 4.5 files supported) can be imported to MIDI song with song text.

Text files converted by function MIDI to ASCII text can be displayed and then converted back into MIDI file. Big files will not be displayed completely, use a text editor that can display and edit big text files instead.

small text files that contain ringing tones in format RTTTL will be displayed in a window. Such a file can be converted using function RTTTL to MIDI if content is valid RTTTL format.

ID3 tag Information of a MP3 music file will be displayed in information window. Available MP3 song text is displayed in karaoke window.
A few operations can be applied to MP3 music files with GNMIDI (e.g. play, entertain, synchronize lyrics, find text).
.mp3 lyrics are not loaded if  
·ID3v2 block is missing  
·ID3v2 data is not correctly formatted according to ID3v2 specification  
·lyrics data is encrypted (rarely used)  
·lyrics data is compressed (rarely used)