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Old 07-03-2006, 05:35 AM   #1
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Playing midi on linux using C/C++

I discovered this code for playing a midi file on windows:

char buf[256];
sprintf(buf, "open %s type sequencer alias ITSMYMUSIC", sFileName);  
mciSendString(buf, NULL, 0, NULL)
mciSendString("play ITSMYMUSIC from 0 notify", NULL, 0, appWnd)
But what about linux, is there anything similar for playing a midi file?

Thanks, any links to midi programming on linux might help.
Old 07-04-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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You could check out how to use /dev/sequencer or the equavalent for ALSA. I just leave that to a toolkit called SDL, with a extension to play various forms of music called SDL_Mixer.


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