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Old 01-06-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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MDK9.2 - MIDI using WinXP soundfont?


I was wondering if I can use the soundfont (?) from my WinXP installation in Linux for MIDI playback?

Presently, I have Gravis, Chaos12m and Unison soundfonts installed. I have them all configured for Timidity++ and Kmidi. In a nutshell, Timidity++ sounds much better than Kmidi, but they both sound terrible. The sound quality that I get from WinXP is so much better.

Since WinXP has to have some sort of soundfont files, or some other format, I would think that I could load its files into Linux. Has anyone tried this?
Old 01-07-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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Perhaps it is Direct X that is providing the midi "sound font" as you have put it. I don't think XP has soundfonts. I belive windoze uses a file called gm.dls. Might check for that file or a file with that extension in your XP. I don't have any clue to whether it portable to linux or not




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