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Old 05-22-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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problems with playing midi files


What can be a reason that I can't play midi and kar files?.
All I can hear is silence. Mp3 playing, mic, recording sound (Audacity) is working fine. I can't only play mid and kar files.
I've got Aurox 11.0 and try to play files with KMid. Progress bar is moving forward, keys in instrument keyboard view are being pushed and everything seems to be OK, but this sound...
My settings in KMid are: Midi Through Midi Through Port-0- ALSA device.
I'm using MIDI map:
I tried pmidi as well (command line tool) but result is the same.
This is what I get after pmidi -l command:
62:0 Midi Through Midi Through Port-0
I will only add that I have sound card integrated with motherboard: VIA Technologies, Inc VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller

Driver: snd-via82xx


Last edited by mac1234mac; 05-22-2006 at 07:55 AM.
Old 05-25-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: France
Distribution: Debian Sarge, Etch. FC1,2,3,4,5. Slackware 10.0. Gentoo. Kubuntu.
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Hi Mac. To play midi files using Kmid you need a Creative/Audigy soundcard that has a wavetable synth, and uses the emu10k1 driver. On the CDROM that came with these cards, there is a soundfont, .sf2, that needs to be loaded, and then you can play midi files, using Kmid for instance.

As an alternative you can install TiMidity. .

To use TiMidity you will need to get a GUS (Gravis Ultrasound) patch set. Just type "gus patches" (without the quotes) into google,and try to find a complete set, rather than individual patches.

If you want help in setting TiMidity up, post back.

All the best. Nigel. aka farpoint.


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