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stf92 01-19-2013 07:40 AM

Playing MIDI files through line out jack?
Hi: is it possible to play MIDI files through the audio line out jack in the computer rear panel? I have played midi files through the DB15 connector coupled to and adaptor I made, with aplaymidi. But my new computer does not have this connector.

Pastychomper 01-22-2013 10:05 AM

Do you want to play the MIDI files as sound, or route the actual MIDI events to some external hardware through the line-out? I can't help if it's the latter, but if it's the former, you'll almost certainly need a software synthesiser, such as TiMidity++.

Looks like the Sourceforge page for Timidity hasn't been updated in almost a decade, but it's still maintained in the Debian repositories so I expect it'll be easily available for other distros too.

stf92 01-22-2013 11:46 AM

I'm referring to the former case, midi to audio. If my sound card has a hardware wave table it's all very ease, I think. The fact is that wikipedia gives many musical examples as midi files, so it must not be obsolete. I have an Realtek ALC887 by the way with PCH Gigabyte H61. Do not tell me my OS (slackware 14.0) does not have the software!

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