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Re: [F8]: Getting MIDI player to work: HOW?



Title: Re: [F8]: Getting MIDI player to work: HOW?

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 09:51 -0700, Michael Schwendt wrote:
2008/6/11 Dan Thurman <dant cdkkt com>:
>
> Well... not for me.  I fundamental problem is that everything I have tried so
> far does not get midi to work with pulseaudio.  Heck, giving up,

All I need to do in F8 is to run "timidity file.mid" and it plays via
pulseaudio. As a test I can run Audacious in parallel and let it play
via its pulseaudio output plugin, too. I haven't set up anything for
this.

> The whole point of this exercise , is that I can get Midi to run albeit,
> crappy sounding, so why is it that PulseAudio cannot even do that much - I
> haven't found any place where I can setup MIDI under PulseAudio.
>
> Any advice, please?

timidity outputs to the normal PCM device, because it is a software
wavetable player.

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Ok, running Timidity works perfectly for me.  But when I tried to run
this midi file with Audiacious, what is odd is that it does not allow me
to run the file with it's default configuration.  Granted, I tried to configure
the Midi Add-in I:

1) Added the Soundfonts (PCLite)
2) Enabled 14:0 Midi Through:  Midi Through Midi Port-0
3) The default 'ADmidi' backend is ALSA backend 0.8b1, and
    did not work so I selected: FluidSynth Backend 0.8b1
4) Applied the changes

Then clicked the Right-Arrow (Play) button and it sounded like
only treble was playing - tinny sound.  Missing was the base
clef.  So how do I make sure that the configuration is properly
setup here?

Thanks!
Dan


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