Multimedia Tips

Playing Midi Files On Startup

Midi files are better than wave files because they can be longer, eats up less memory and supports looping. But how do you substitute a wave file for a midi file during startup?

First, to make sure there is no startup .wav files to interfere, go to Control Panel, Sounds and set the Window Start even sound to none. Next, create a shortcut to your favorite midi file and drag it to the Startup folder. Now, right-click the shortcut and select Properties. Add the following into the Target line:

c:\windows\mplayer.exe /play /close c:\windows\media\clouds.mid

Just change the path to the real path of the midi file you want to use. In case you should want it to be run minimized, just open the Properties dialog box again select the Minimized from the Run drop-down menu.

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