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Recommended Library for Midi playback

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Greetings,


Currently, I am using DirectMusic from Direct X 9.0c Summer 2004, it is depracted and has been for some time now. (installed DX9 '04 Summer SDK to get at it).
Naturally I wish to have something which is not outdated and is still supported.

Can anyone think of anything off the top of their heads that is free and would make a good replacement for this? I've tried searching around and have had no luck thus far. In fact the best I got for midi playback was DirectMusic, which in turn lead me to initially installing the SDK.


Thanks in adv.

Chris.

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A couple of strange ideas:
  1. Why do you think DirectX 9.0 libraries are deprecated, outdated and unsupported? They are old, but still state of the art in areas that were already very mature in 2004 (like MIDI playback).
  2. Your MIDI playback works. What are you worrying about?
If you dislike DirectMusic for some reason, there are the good old drivers and the built-in synthesizer. A random article from 2010 (WPF & .Net): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee336028.aspx

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A couple of strange ideas:
  1. Why do you think DirectX 9.0 libraries are deprecated, outdated and unsupported? They are old, but still state of the art in areas that were already very mature in 2004 (like MIDI playback).
  2. Your MIDI playback works. What are you worrying about?
If you dislike DirectMusic for some reason, there are the good old drivers and the built-in synthesizer. A random article from 2010 (WPF & .Net): http://msdn.microsof...e/ee336028.aspx



Thanks for the reply. The reason I think they are depracted is because it states it on the MSDN page for DirectMusic (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd551276(v=vs.85).aspx)
What im worried about are any possible instabilities that may arise in the future.

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