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Old 03-08-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Lilypond Player


Hello,

Is there a program that will take a Lilypond file and play the music? I think Rosegarden can import the file and play, but I have too many issues with Rosegarden - among them being no sound - so I can't use this program. Is there another?
 
Old 03-08-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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You can export Lilypond files to the Windows [shareware] Noteworthy Composer format.
http://nwc2ly.sourceforge.net/index.php?P=3
And Noteworthy exports to Lilypond. Noteworthy Composer will play the scores, and I think that the Noteworthy Player module is available for free download. The complete package can be downloaded for trial.

Others Noteworthy users supposedly run it under WINE, so what you want to do should be possible. I have done it in Windows, and also with a VM running Windows under Linux, but not yet with Linux and WINE.

I often find it faster to enter and play back the music under Noteworthy and then export it to Lilypond for printing. Lilypond is a superior music engraver, and will do things there that are impossible with Noteworthy Composer, which is why I expect that these tools are available.

Bob
 
Old 03-09-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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you might want to try NoteEdit
http://noteedit.berlios.de/

it can play midi and import lilypond files

i agree that rosegarden is a bit of trouble to use but if your problem is no ability to play midi at all write back and we can fix you up.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Hello,

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Originally Posted by studioj
you might want to try NoteEdit
http://noteedit.berlios.de/

it can play midi and import lilypond files

i agree that rosegarden is a bit of trouble to use but if your problem is no ability to play midi at all write back and we can fix you up.
I have tried NoteEdit, and it seems to be on the right track, but I can't get sound out of it. As far as Rosegarden, some of the many problems I had with it were: System Resource Counter set too low, did work right with JACK, won't retain settings after closing and reopening program, no sound output or MIDI playback (unless I physically hooked up my MIDI keyboard), etc.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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Hello,

Setting up timidity as a server seems to solve the sound issues, and Rosegarden has improved since the last time I used it. The problem is that the soundfonts that come with timidity are wretched - to say the least. Still looking for the right combination of programs.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 07:16 PM   #6
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You can install better soundfonts for use with timidity,eawpats has nice sounds
 
Old 03-30-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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Quote:
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You can install better soundfonts for use with timidity,eawpats has nice sounds
yea eawpats
they are hard to find these days so i post a link to an ftp server with eawpats
ftp://ftp.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/GENTOO/distfiles/

timidity can also use *.SF2 files
here is a good one
http://www.personalcopy.com/home.htm
on the left click on soundfonts for linux
and download the one labled PersonalCopy 5.1f
 
  


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