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#1 2021-09-29 18:17:07

byjove01
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From: Alps, France
Registered: 2021-02-15
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[SOLVED] How to read MIDI files on Arch ?

Heya. I already did read the VLC wiki page, but the solutions given in it aren't longer reliable since the VLC settings window doesn't show the FluidSynth config page in neither stable or git versions. Calling Fluidsynth as a Linux command outputs .MIDI files in a very bad quality in plus of breaking the audio daemon - each time I do it, I need to relaunch pulseaudio.
I am a bit out of solutions and I really need to use .MIDI files, so how do I do ?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by byjove01 (2021-09-30 08:06:53)

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#2 2021-09-29 18:20:33

cloverskull
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Registered: 2018-09-30
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Re: [SOLVED] How to read MIDI files on Arch ?

What audio stack are you using, pulse, pipewire, alsa, jack..? I recall similar issues configuring MIDI (which I can't remember whether or not I ever got to work correctly) and I use pipewire.

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#3 2021-09-29 19:22:26

Morn
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Registered: 2012-09-02
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Re: [SOLVED] How to read MIDI files on Arch ?

I like to use timidity and the Fatboy soundfont for playing MIDI files. Timidity also has an optional piano GUI view that is very entertaining to look at during playback...

Last edited by Morn (2021-09-29 22:06:12)

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#4 2021-09-29 21:00:20

Ammako
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Registered: 2021-07-16
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Re: [SOLVED] How to read MIDI files on Arch ?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/MIDI

All you need to know. Everything else is merely personal preference. No, the fluidsynth plugin won't work on VLC right now. So you'll have to use something else.

Personally, I like going to foobar2000 through wine route, but that's just me.

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#5 2021-09-30 08:06:43

byjove01
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From: Alps, France
Registered: 2021-02-15
Posts: 73

Re: [SOLVED] How to read MIDI files on Arch ?

Ok, I'm using timidity now, thanks you all for help.

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