Andrew - there is a button in the Plug&Play page, in the Playback Progress group, you should look at first. It may help with adding enough tail to the tune, but it doesn't add any silence to the beginning. The button has a number of yellow rectangles, smaller and smaller. (Not a very good icon, I know).
Cose - please elaborate a little bit. What would you like to REMOVE from SynthFont to make this kid brother? (I have tried to make this alternative available by letting you choose "Just playing" in View|Select user level. But...)
Some nice points Chasp mentioned already, and to add to what he said, in my case it's just that I love to listen to instrumental music.
And the problem is that I have a couple of thousands of MIDI files.
I am tired of downloading mediocre MIDI files of some of my favourite songs, or simply I just want to download.... let's say version 2 of a particular song instead of version 1 or 3 or 4 in a given website. But without listening to them first I download them all.
It is pretty time consuming since there are all sorts of stuff.
My favourite player to play MIDI files is Synthfont, but it's a full-fledged DAW, and it's clumsy in comparison with a little Synthfont player.
In order to listen to files directly on the web I use either Spider Player or XMPlay. Both support Soundfonts and have some cool features, like 32 bit audio processing and some other cool built-in characteristics.
Even so, I got accustomed to the VST/"DXi" support in Synthfont, its sound engine and most of its features and I miss not being able to play the files from the internet on Synthfont without having to download them or having a more simpler, straightforward interface.
Reason being, I think it would have been a good idea to have something similar to a little Synthfont sibling -Synthboy or Synthgirl X-D-.
Utilizing the foundations of Synthfont it could be an incredible neat player, giving native support Soundfonts and to VSTs -although sometimes I like to listen to files raw, without VSTs there are times that Synthfont sounds fantastic-, and having the windows conveniently organized in your interface the way you see convenient.
People could associate MIDI files to the pocket Synthfont player and play MIDI files directly from the web having all the basic advantages of Synthfont in one little cute player.