Below are some commonly asked questions
- Where do I find MIDI files?
MIDI music files are available all over the internet:
Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop/Contemporary MIDI files
Video game music MIDI files
- On Windows XP, MidiSheetMusic-2.1.exe gives an error dialog which I double-click it.
Make sure you have Microsoft .NET installed. See the Installation section on how to install Microsoft .NET for Windows XP.
- On Windows XP, I can't hear any music
In the Control Panel, click on:
Sounds and Audio Devices (Classic View), or
Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices -> Adjust the system volume (Category View)
A Sounds and Audio Device Properties dialog will appear.
Click on the Advanced button. A Master Volume dialog will appear.
Verify that both the Master Volume and SW Synth volume are at maximum and are not muted.
- On Windows, I can hear the music, but the Volume slider doesn't change the volume level.
This is a bug in MidiSheetMusic-2.0. This is fixed in MidiSheetMusic-2.1.
- On Linux, I can't hear any music.
Verify that the Timidity++ music player is working. On the command line run
# /usr/bin/timidity sample.mid
If you don't hear the MIDI music, then your Linux sound is not working.
For troubleshooting Linux sound problems on Ubuntu, see:
- I'm using a different Linux distribution (not Ubuntu). How do I install MidiSheetMusic?
Unfortunately, you'll need to build MidiSheetMusic from the source.
You can get the source at
Follow the instructions in the README.html file for building from the source.
- How can I submit a bug/question for this product
Go to the MidiSheetMusic help forum at
Scroll to the bottom. You can add questions anonymously, without logging in.
Click on the "Add Topic" button to submit your question.