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Re: Midi-player for FC - an will there be anyone in FC3?



Hmm... forgot something...
Step 5.1: chmod -R 755 /usr/local/eawpats

lør, 18.09.2004 kl. 20.44 skrev Kyrre Ness Sjobak:
> Okay. It took a while, but right now i am listening to Time(Pink
> Floyd).mid in timidity with the "eawpats" patchset, and it sounds quite
> nice :D
> 
> Here is what i did:
> 
> 1. download the eawpats src.rpm (all other links was broken). Try to
> install it with rpm -ivh, find that it broke timidity (made it only spew
> a lot of garbage, f.ing up my terminal, and generally not do anything
> usefull). Reinstall timidity.
> 2. Open the source-rpm in fileroller. Find a .rar file inside it. Open
> that in file-roller.
> 3. Extract the rar. Encountered a bug in file-roller: if i opened a zip
> file (the src.rpm) in file-roller, and then opened another zip (the RAR
> archive inside), everything works out well. But if i then close the
> first window, and THEN try to unzip (unrar acctually) the rar, it simply
> does nothing. Absolutly nothing - think this might be some of the same
> case as this bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=132478
> 4. Try again, and extract the .rar into /usr/local/eawpats
> 5. Read "install.txt" carefully, and insert those lines at the end of
> /usr/share/timidity/timidity.cfg:
> 
> #extra patches
> dir /usr/local/eawpats
> source gravis.cfg
> source gsdrums.cfg
> source gssfx.cfg
> source xgmap2.cfg
> 
> 6. Play a midifile:
> [kyrre kyrre MIDI]$ timidity -int Pink\ Floyd/Time.mid
> (the -int option gives a nice ncurces "gui" which shows some stats etc)
> Enjoy!
> 
> I will now post a RFE to "distribution" on bugzilla.
> 
> 
> man, 13.09.2004 kl. 18.37 skrev Kyrre Ness Sjobak:
> > Yes, i have found it, and i am downloading the "eawpats" src.rpm right
> > now. (hmm... sound-font source-rpm?) I will (as soon as i have figured
> > out to do with a "source"-rpm... Any help, links etc? I feel ashamed not
> > knowing how to handle them!) test those patches asap, and will when i
> > have tested them contact ccrma for licensing information etc.
> > 
> > And if all goes well, ill find some gui for it - i have found kmid, but
> > not tested it this far. Maybe find a GTK-based one as well, or persuade
> > a friend of mine into learning me GTK :P if i cant find one (maybe make
> > it python-based?). Then i will report back to bugzilla (which version? i
> > am currently running FC2) with a RFE.
> > 
> > Does that seem good? First time i acctually do any real work to enchase
> > Fedora Core :D
> > 
> > Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk
> > 
> > søn, 12.09.2004 kl. 16.57 skrev Janina Sajka:
> > > Kyrre Ness Sjobak writes:
> > > > søn, 12.09.2004 kl. 01.11 skrev Janina Sajka:
> > > > > Kyrre Ness Sjobak writes:
> > > > > > Hmm... Does anybody know why Fedora haven't included a simple
> > > > > > midi-player, which simply sends things to your soundcard for rendering,
> > > > > > which in turn plays it?? And does anybody know about a good such
> > > > > > program?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > Huh? Did timidity++ disappear? Or, am I misunderstanding your question?
> > > > > 
> > > ... ...
> > > > 
> > > > Hmm... what if i (as many others) are so lucky to have a HW-based
> > > > midi-playing soundcard (such as the AWE 64)? Methinks maybe they wants
> > > > to use it...
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Are you aware of Planet CCRMA which is an entire distribution for
> > > musicians based on Fedora?
> > > 
> > > http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/
> > > 
> > > I mention CCRMA because it's Fedora and rpm based and aimed at
> > > professional musicians.
> > > 
> > > However, I would also agree that support for driving MIDI instruments
> > > directly is weak on Linux. So, I heartily second Jeff's suggestion to
> > > get involved adding MIDI support to gstreamer--if that's something
> > > you're able to contribute.
> > > 
> > > > Could it be possible to do something like MS does - in the gstreamer
> > > > setup, give an option to either use timidity (with a full patchset - the
> > > > patches included don't even rival my old SB16,
> > > 
> > > The CCRMA repository does have timidity with a better set of
> > > instruments, fortunately.
> > > 
> > 
> 



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