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Midi Sound Files In Puppy Linux
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GusCE6

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 16:51    Post subject:  Midi Sound Files In Puppy Linux  

A while back, in order to use Opera Mini 8, I started using Microemulator with Puppy Linux 5.2.5 on the 2001 Sony and 6.0.5 on the ASUS.

Of course I also tried some games, and noticed how sound is a problem- it often does not work.

Breaking down some JAR files and running some obvious tests showed what may be the problem: in Puppy Linux mode nothing plays MIDI files.

It could also be a problem with Microemulator itself, but this seems to be a good place to start.

Does anyone know of a way to get MIDI files running?


Thank you.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 19:43    Post subject:  

Hi, GusCE6.

A former forum member and Puppy developer, nicknamed "Pizza's_Good" (not the
exact spelling), implemented a MIDI sound-bank and app for Puppy back in the day.
It was rather complete, IIRC.

The references to it are somewhere in this forum. I'm sure you'll find it, just be
stubborn and patient using the forum's search engine!

IHTH.

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mostly_lurking

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 21:05    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
A former forum member and Puppy developer, nicknamed "Pizza's_Good" (not the
exact spelling), implemented a MIDI sound-bank and app for Puppy back in the day.

This one?
TiMidity++-2.13.0, with alsaseq support!

It was made for Puppy 4, but I briefly tested it on Wary and Xenialpup (32bit) - just playing a single MIDI file from the command line with timidity myfile.mid; I didn't try to set up its server (which, as far as I understand it, is the thing you need in order to have other programs play their MIDI audio through TiMidity).

If you want to download it, right-click the link and choose "Save as". (When I simply clicked on it, my browser opened the .pet as text file rather than as binary download...)
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nic007


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Mar 2019, 21:39    Post subject:  

Apparently Audacious has a built-in midi synthesizer. Perhaps the easiest way to go about it.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar 2019, 02:46    Post subject:  

mostly_lurking wrote:
musher0 wrote:
A former forum member and Puppy developer, nicknamed "Pizza's_Good" (not the
exact spelling), implemented a MIDI sound-bank and app for Puppy back in the day.
This one?
TiMidity++-2.13.0, with alsaseq support!
(...)
Yep! Smile
Many thanks, mostly_lurking!

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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2019, 12:21    Post subject:  

Just wanted to mention that DeaDBeeF audio player will play MIDI files fairly easily.
The wildmidi plugin needs to be installed which it usually is.
The freepats package is also needed. This provides the sound files for MIDI playback.

Personally I usually remove the wildmidi plugin (eg from DeaDBeeF static build) or disable it when compiling because it won't work without freepats and freepats is not small, plus I am not a user of MIDI.
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2019, 12:38    Post subject:  

Good tip from OscarTalks and I might add LMMS will do a good job playing MIDI files

easy to install...use the Puppy Package Manager or pkg.
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