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



On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 20:45 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:57:42 -0300, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> 
> > > timidity outputs to the normal PCM device, because it is a software
> > > wavetable player.
> > 
> > But how do you configure the browser (Firefox) to play midi files 
> > embbeded in web pages? Is there a timidity plugin or something like 
> > that?
> 
> "yum install mozplugger" is the generic MIME types plugin for Firefox
> these days. It defaults to playing embedded audio/midi files via timidity.
> 
> > Also, how do you play midi embbeded in other applications documents, 
> > like open office presentations?
> 
> That depends on where they look for assignments of MIME types to
> applications/plugins. Firefox, for example, receives the MIME type from
> the remote web server and passes on the type and file extension to
> plugins, which register for that type/ext on startup. How other
> applications do it may be different. Desktop applications can register
> themselves in the desktop database for MIME types.
> 
> > In summary, is there a easy way to make 
> > the whole system "midi aware"?
>From either Gnome or KDE, can't he set files with the extension of .mid
to use timidity?? That would set it pretty much the default for the
desktop. Ric


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