I have a Lenovo Ideapad 510 running Windows 10, which I bought a few months ago. I've noticed a problem whenever I try to play a midi file on Windows Media Player. Whenever I attempt to play the file I get an error message with the following text:
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly."
For context, the files which I'm trying to play are some Midi files on Wikipedia which are examples of various musical intervals (Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Perfect_octave_on_C.mid). These files worked perfectly fine on my previous laptop, which ran Windows 7.
To double check to make sure it was a problem on my end, and not the files, I tried to play one of the built in midi files located in C:\Windows\Media. This resulted in the exact same error message.
I assume that I'm missing the proper driver to play these files, but I don't know which driver I would need to install, or how to properly install it.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.