MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

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MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

Windows-10 x64 machine using Windows Media Player.  My primary MM use is to map WMP to a USB MIDI converer (MIDI Sport Out) connected to a Blue Tooth wireless transmitter to play MIDI files from my PC to my Yamaha player piano.  This application works perfectly.  However, I occasionally would like to play the same MIDI files thru my PC connected speakers via MS GS Wavetable Synth.  But, the MS GS WT Synth does not appear on the MIDI mapper selection drop down.  Device manager indicates the the GS Synth is working OK.  Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated.

BTW, the CS MIDI mapper on my Windows-7 machine detected and connected to the GS Synth and worked well but, the MM has never detected the GS Synth on my Windows-10 machine.

Many Thanks!

dg

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Joined: March 25, 2012 - 01:19
Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

Quick test: could you try to install VanBasco player and check if it can see the "MS GS Wavetable Synth"?

CoolSoft MIDIMapper uses the same algorithm as VanBasco to compose its MIDI devices list so, if both can't see that device, there could be something wrong on your system.

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Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

I will try that and let you know.  Thanks!

dg

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Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

I did as you suggested and the VanBasco player does not list the GS Wavetable as an output device.  There is indeed a problem with Windows 10 somehow hiding or no longer compatible with the MSGSWT.  If you get anymore information regarding this issue please post it, thanks!   Maybe your CF synth would work?

dg

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Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth
craytron wrote:
There is indeed a problem with Windows 10 somehow hiding or no longer compatible with the MSGSWT.

MS Synth should be visible in Device Manager (Win+X) under Software devices branch.
If not, then something wrong is happening on your system so you should try fixing it with the usual tasks (sfc /scannow, ...)

craytron wrote:
Maybe your CF synth would work?

Of course it will; and it will be much more better than the MS one (not because I wrote it but because it's a SF2 synthesizer instead of the worst FM synth).

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Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

My MSGSWTS indeed is listed in the device manager as a 'working' software device.

However, the Windows Media Player playing a midi piano file moves the blue progess bar but, generates no sound.

My PC is an Acer RL85 with Acer installed Windows 10.

Another tidbit is my wifes HP laptop with HP installed Windows 10 plays the same midi file pefectly using the WMP.

I have checked and rechecked many items with no success.

Thanks, dg

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Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth

I have downloaded your VMS  which has solved my missing MSWTS.  It is working fine, thanks!

dg

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Re: MIDImapper 2.0.2 Not detecting MS GS wavetable synth
craytron wrote:
I have downloaded your VMS  which has solved my missing MSWTS.  It is working fine, thanks!

Glad to read that 👍