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#1 2005-11-01 17:56:30

sweiss
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Registered: 2004-02-16
Posts: 635

Can't play MIDI files

Hello.
I've this issue which I don't know how to resolve, I can't playback .mid files on Arch, I can do it on Windows XP though.

I'm using an onboard soundcard, this is the output from lshwd:
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]|SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (snd-intel8x0)

Can anyone give me any hints please?

Thanks a lot in advance.

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#2 2005-11-01 22:45:36

vicayres
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From: Buckie, Scotland
Registered: 2005-10-06
Posts: 9

Re: Can't play MIDI files

sweiss wrote:

Hello.
I've this issue which I don't know how to resolve, I can't playback .mid files on Arch, I can do it on Windows XP though.

I'm using an onboard soundcard, this is the output from lshwd:
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]|SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator (snd-intel8x0)

Can anyone give me any hints please?

Thanks a lot in advance.

I think you'll need to install Timidity++ to play .mid files.

pacman -S timidity++

should do that.

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#3 2005-11-02 09:46:27

sweiss
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Registered: 2004-02-16
Posts: 635

Re: Can't play MIDI files

When I try playing a midi with timidity++, I get the following output, and no sound:

[sweiss@raviv2 ~]$ timidity /mnt/c/FALCOM/YS12_CMP/ys2_win/midi/smf_s8/01YS248S.MID
Requested buffer size 32768, fragment size 8192
ALSA pcm 'default' set buffer size 32768, period size 4096 bytes
Playing /mnt/c/FALCOM/YS12_CMP/ys2_win/midi/smf_s8/01YS248S.MID
MIDI file: /mnt/c/FALCOM/YS12_CMP/ys2_win/midi/smf_s8/01YS248S.MID
Format: 0  Tracks: 1  Divisions: 480
Sequence: TO MAKE THE END OF BATTLE
Text: SC-88
Drum set 50 is undefined
Tone bank 1 is undefined
Tone bank 25 is undefined
Tone bank 3 is undefined
Tone bank 2 is undefined
Tone bank 24 is undefined
Tone bank 8 is undefined
Tone bank 6 is undefined
Tone bank 127 is undefined
Tone bank 9 is undefined
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 4 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 16 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 20 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 30 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 39 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 48 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 52 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 55 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 80 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 81 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 87 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 90 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 100 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to tone bank 0, program 120 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 42 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 43 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 46 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 47 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 49 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 50 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 52 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 54 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 55 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 57 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 68 - this instrument will not be heard
No instrument mapped to drum set 0, program 71 - this instrument will not be heard
No pre-resampling cache hit

Any suggestions?
Thanks again.

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#4 2005-11-02 16:09:27

sh__
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Registered: 2005-07-19
Posts: 271

Re: Can't play MIDI files

You most likely need to install a soundfont. Some soundfonts can be downloaded from http://www.sf2midi.com or http://www.hammersound.net (some of the soundfonts there are packed with a windows-only archiver  sad ). You also need to edit /etc/timidity++/timidity.cfg to point to the right soundfont.

Btw, does anybody know what happened to the EAW patchset? The main site seems no longer to exist.

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#5 2006-01-08 19:40:41

Explosivo
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From: The Dark Side of the moon
Registered: 2005-11-05
Posts: 25

Re: Can't play MIDI files

Hi!

I have the same problem since I am using Linux (and it seems insolvable in less than ages :-s ) ... Anyway, KDE has a program called "KMid" that demands a "MIDI Device" to be selected while actually offering me an empty list of devices I should choose from. It just offers me some "MIDI" Maps that are obvously useless without a "device".
My audio is also an onboard sound chip:

Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corp.|nForce2 Audio Codec Interface (snd-intel8x0)

...

Can anybody tell me where to get this device  roll

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#6 2006-01-08 20:04:07

holskoiff
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From: São Paulo
Registered: 2005-03-16
Posts: 38

Re: Can't play MIDI files

Try running timidity with the following command:

timidity -iA

make sure you have timidity++ and a soundfont package installed, then just open kmid again and a device should appear on the list


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