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Midi Format 1 vs Format 0

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:45 am
by jasbags

can anyone tell me the difference between the two and which is the best for saving midi files.


Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:44 am
by HDB
Format 0 saves it all on 1 track. OK for stuff like streaming,etc. Format 1 saves all the tracks on their own tracks, which makes it easier to do further editing, etc. Personally, I never use Format 0. Some MIDI files that you can download from the internet are in 0 format, but usually you can convert them back to format 1 with Cakewalk. You then have to go in and find what all the instruments are, then name them in their tracks, etc, for them to be very useful.
BTW, I've noticed that you are endorsing illegal downloading quite enthusiastically here. Everybody knows it goes on all the time. Personally, I pay for my products. Yes, some of them are priced too high, but maybe if there weren't so many illegal downloads, they could actually make enough money to lower prices AND implement better upgrades.
That being said, you are actually putting yourself in a potentially precarious position by posting your suggestions online....forever, or at least as long as the site keeps it. It's possible that anyone that wants to do an extensive search for the piracy of Cool Edit (now Adobe) products can find these comments, trace things, and implicate you for the downloading, sharing and/or advocacy of their pirated product. You are handing them the ammo.
SOOooooo....I'm not trying to be the Piracy Police here, I'm merely suggesting that maybe if you are gonna discuss these issues, it should probably be done more privately, like through one-on-one emailing, or IM's. But, be careful there, also. You really never know who is on the other end of the line.
The last thing is, you are probably violating the conditions of a forum when you espouse the glories of illegal downloading, and make suggestions on how to do it. Possible that it could get you removed, then you wouldn't be able to get your questions answered in such a useful manner.
Just some things to ponder.
Good luck,
HDB :shock:

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:06 pm
by andychap
I think Jaz is already aware of this now and didn't realise that it would stir a few people up :D

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:35 pm
by Chris60
Point taken. Didn't mean to get Jasbags under the microscope. Sorry Jasbags.

Please note that Jasbags did not offer in any shape, form, or fashion, to distribute his copy of the software to me or anyone else. He only mentioned that the files are available.

I've downloaded the trial version of cool edit but the 29 day trial period is probably not enough time for me to get a good feel for the product :( I'm thinking that Pyro (or some other Cakewalk family of product) may be able to accomplish my goals for 49.00 rather than spending 799.00

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:06 pm
by andychap
Check out the Krystal Audio engine I posted about in General. It's a great piece of kit and free.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:16 pm
by HDB
I was wondering :lol: I didn't see any other posts about it, and I was really just trying to approach the subject in a non-confrontational manner that would be easy to digest. I certainly wasn't trying to "scold"'s not my place. Just pass on a few hints....


Take care,
HDB :shock:

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:12 pm
by jasbags
thanks HDB.

Didn't mean to upset anyone by suggesting p2p downloading. To be honest, i don't even have a pc myself....i just use a friends and therefore haven't downloaded any 'illegal' software. I was just merely suggesting that P2P is out there if they wanted to use it. If Adobe (or anyone else) did want to come after me then they would have a hard job finding anything as i don't even have a pc. Anyway, I am only new to this forum and now understand this is not the place to suggest such things. :oops:

Hope this hasn't offended too many people.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:18 pm
by angie
All he ask for was the difference between format 1 and Format 0 he never mention anything about downloading.....

Re: Midi Format 1 vs Format 0

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:37 pm
by Jeremy123

Re: Midi Format 1 vs Format 0

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:30 am
by Jeremy123