Opening .midi files

  1. 2 years ago


    6 Dec 2020 Test Pilot

    Hi - If this has been answered before or is an option I've missed I apologise but I've taken a gander through the previous questions and through the pdf but not seen the answers.

    Is it possible to define what software you would want to open specific files? I'm looking for DP to store my music files, some are .wav and some .midi and some specific to the audio software I use. I can't seem to find an option that let's me define what opens what, or just a generic 'what would you like to open this with?' question box. If I click on a .midi hyperlink DP asks me where I want to save it??? I don't want to save it I'd like to open it. If I hyperlink to an external .wav file DP opens it in it's own player. (there is a bug here also I think, if I click on the .wav file a new tab opens and the .wav file plays inside DP, if I close the tab the file keeps on playing, I have to exit DP to close the music)
    The main issue though is I would like to configure my own file options. I'm a beginner in this world of DP so if it's already an option please point it out.

    And a few other questions regarding the spreadsheet in DP. Is there a way to link to a specific cell within another page in the workbook? Can you insert hyperlinks from a cell to an external file? is there a way to insert an image in a cell?

    Thank you.

  2. Chris

    7 Dec 2020 Developer, Moderator, Test Pilot

    You need to look at how your Windows system is opening file extension types for different files. doogiePIM simply gives control of opening files to the Windows system, then Windows checks which application is has to open that file type.

    Further information can be found here:

  3. Voltaire

    7 Dec 2020 Test Pilot

    Thank you for the reply. I still insist that on my system DP is not opening .midi as it should. The file type association in Windows is correct.
    If I open the file in Win Explorer it plays as it should in Windows Media Player. If I link to the .midi file in RightNote (the current PIM I use) it opens as it should in WMP. But if I link to the .midi file in DP and click on it it asks me to save the file. Please try it yourself with a .midi file. I am using the current version of DP by the way.

  4. Chris

    7 Dec 2020 Developer, Moderator, Test Pilot

    Oh! I see now.

    Instead of Open/View from the Related Links, you need to choose "Launch in Windows" from the right-click menu.

  5. Chris

    7 Dec 2020 Developer, Moderator, Test Pilot

    I will make some improvements in this area so document hyperlinks favour the Windows system instead.

    Many thanks for the great feedback.

  6. Voltaire

    7 Dec 2020 Test Pilot

    Yes, I was creating the hyperlink in the comment section of the particular resource.
    I do think giving the user a choice to 'always' use the Windows sytem of file association would be a better option instead of a right click every time choice.

    I'm finding DP an interesting journey, it certainly follows it's own path and is not afraid to not follow the generic route.
    It's complexity is surprising and it's ways of implementation are in many ways refreshing.
    Thank you.


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