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Old 03-26-2004, 05:20 AM   #1
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enable midi in xmms


how to enable xmms to play midi?

i'm using kernel 2.6.4 with alsa-driver installed seperately from source.

it seems that i cant play midi file in any audio player not even with kmidi
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:19 AM   #2
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Does your soundcard have an onboard synth? If not (and it probably doesn't), you will need a software synth, the two main competitors being fluidsynth and timidity. I had this same problem a couple of days ago and fixed it, but in the end I decided it wasn't really worth the hassle since I never use MIDI anyway. Your other option is to get a MIDI synth, or a keyboard and plug that into your MIDI out plug in the back of your soundcard. That will then be able to play the midi files for you
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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huh?

i just wanna play song.mid file in xmms. how to do it?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:33 AM   #4
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a) install a software synth, unless your soundcard has an onboard one
b) run the software synth, or configure your midi player to run it
c) find an xmms midi plugin (i think there is one, but it is abandoned and at about version 0.03), or use kmid
 
  


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