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Old 12-26-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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Need help setting up midi

I've read a few resources on the net, but am unsure about MIDI or how to set it up on Slackware.

I want to play MIDI files as well as convert them to other formats such as ogg, mp3, wave.

Would appreciate info on how MIDI works (just looking for a basic understanding so I know how to use it) and what I need to do to set it up on Slackware.

Here is some information I found; I'm not sure what else I need:

Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 06)

root@Slack:~# cat /etc/modprobe.d/sound
alias snd-card-0 snd-ens1371
alias sound-slot-0 snd-ens1371
Old 12-27-2007, 01:05 AM   #2
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My only experience with Midi is when playing doom1 on Slackware using prboom
Take a look at Music bottom page
I use and suggest you take a look at:
AlienBOB's Slackbuilds
and Kyle Guinn's @
Good luck!
Old 12-27-2007, 08:10 AM   #3
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The MIDI wiki may help:

And freshmeat and sourceforge have some programs you might wanna take a look at:
Old 12-28-2007, 07:09 PM   #4
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Take a look at post #15 from dugan in this thread,

and see if it helps.


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