First, I want to go on record as saying I think you are amazing - I have read enough posts in forums trying to solve this and other flash probs to know you give way above and beyond AND more than that, you know what you're talking about and are able to get concepts across to people without much programming background - thank you so much for that
I have been making e-cards as a hobby for about 5 years now and totally agree with you about the sound - for my java applets and static cards I use midi with a cgi script but in the flash cards/movies, I have always used a "real" form of music - but the current project I am trying to integrate the use of a midi with flash is so...I don't know...much...not "too" much, I hope, but it's getting there.
I already built a stereo that loads quite a few MP3 files (I feature original composers on my site and use their MP3s) but no one on a dial up is going to be able to sit still for those to load and since this monster of a project (488 items inside my Ecards folder to give you some idea of what is happening here and only 4 of those are midi files so I could test ) I just think things are already on the border as far as what I expect anyone on a dial up to put up with - since I do make these things for people to hopefully use and enjoy, high speeders and dial-uppers alike, even a compressed wav would be too much.
It's breaking my heart to tear things apart to use with a script that will load the midi choice in already since I love the flash-db card script so much and put together 488 files as testament to how much I like it, but I figure if I am gonna go to this much trouble, I don't want it to be just for people who are lucky enough to be able to load things quickly -
I am not finished with this so I don't want to post a URL to it here, but I will send you a link that I don't expect you to visit considering all the spare time you must have in between solving everyone's programming probs, but if you do, I know if anyone could solve this, you're the man.