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Old 08-21-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
DARKGuy
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MIDI-to-anything-audible conversion program?


Greetings again :P!

Well, I tried getting some help at the #xmms channel in freenode and someone told me to search in the XMMS website for playing MIDI files with it. (Okay, good idea 'cause I was dumb enough to search in google but not in the official site).

Anyways, I put the amidi plugin compiled and such but in the device stuff it says I haven't got any ALSA hardware devices (dang it). I can play MIDIs with Timidity -ig but it plays choppy and stuff, and I really want to use XMMS.

So an idea would be to try to convert MIDIs to anything audible (WAV, MP3, MOD, XM, S3M, OGG, etc). If Windoze can do this, why Linux can't? was my question, so I tried searching and got a program name: GMid2Mod. Sadly, the site's down and I can't download it, nor find it in apt-cache (I have all repositories - using Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake) nor in google either.

So I wonder, anybody knows any app that can conver my MIDIs for being able to play them with XMMS and not have choppy sound like in Timidity? :P

Thanks in advance

Last edited by DARKGuy; 08-21-2006 at 11:51 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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:bumpity bump?: no one knows? this can't be possible :/
 
Old 08-26-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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:bump again: four days and no one knows? =/ come on, someone must know !
 
Old 08-27-2006, 12:18 AM   #4
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timidity can convert midi to ogg and other formats. man timidity...

another thing you might consider if you have a non-midi capable soundcard like I do... Install timidity to run a service at boot by sticking something like this into rc.local:

Code:
esd &
killall -9 esd &
timidity -iA -B2,8 -Os -EFreverb=0 &
Now reboot and go into control center - sound system - hardware and select MIDI device timidity

Now all the midi programs, like kmid and xmms should work :O

the esd crap might not be needed on your system. I used it as a workaround on my FC5_64 because timidity would complain of not being able to find esd...

Last edited by fozner; 08-29-2006 at 03:56 AM.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 12:03 AM   #5
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Yay! you rule

man pages surely need some examples put around, lots of help but no examples to guide you

Anyways, that's a good idea! however I'l have to see how do I do that sound midi device in Ubuntu :/ guess I'll research a bit thanks for that!
 
  


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