Saving Sibelius Score as MIDI File with VDL Sounds??

Is it possible to save a Sibelius score as a MIDI file using the VDL sounds?? 

I have tried saving MIDI files and get really crummy playback, partial playback and a number of other no so good results.

Any ideas??
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Bill,

That is the PERFECT explanation of how a midi file works.  You rock!
I personally use Cakewalk Music Creator. It utilizes the VST Plug-In and is reasonably priced. It interfaces in a similar way as all of the other Cakewalk products so it could easily be a stepping stone for someone who eventually wants to learn Sonar as well.
You need software that allows you to record ";what you hear"; through the computer speakers. I like ";#1 Sound Recorder"; - it is a good program at a very reasonable price. Hit F5 to start recording, then start the Sibelius playback. The resulting file can be saved as a .WAV or converted to .MP3. Very slick, and very simple.

You can find #1 at this site (they also have a demo):
http://www.aonesoft.com/

Good luck!
McC

Well then is there any way I can save a Sibelius score as some type of sound file (i.e. mp.3 or something else)??  I want to be able to send the music to my students so they can listen to their parts, but none of them have VDL or Sibelius.
A midi file in theory is not a music file.  It is a file of information.  Saving a Sibelius score as a midi file will not retain the VDL:2 sounds unless the person on the receiving end of the file has VDL:2.  In which case, they can open the file, load the proper library and hear it played back.
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