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#1 2024-05-22 11:54:27

moshpirit
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[SOLVED] Canot play MIDI on VLC, but extra/fluidsynth is installed

I'm trying to play a .mid file, so a MIDI song, with VLC, but it says it's not configured, but it is. I can open VLC → tools → Input/codecs → FluidSynth (in advanced mode). What am I missing? With other music players like Elisa it just doesn't sound.

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#2 2024-05-22 14:30:18

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Canot play MIDI on VLC, but extra/fluidsynth is installed

fluidsynth needs a sound font, is one installed? Not entirely 100% on whether VLC just uses libfluidsynth (so you'd have to pass a sound font in those settings somewhere?) or whether it exepects the running fluidsynth daemon, but I could double check that when I'm home.

Can you use fluidsynths standalone mode and have you generally read: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/FluidSynth

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#3 2024-05-22 14:42:11

moshpirit
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Re: [SOLVED] Canot play MIDI on VLC, but extra/fluidsynth is installed

Thanks for the reply! I've just seen that installing freepats-general-midi requires more than 300 MiB which is more than what I'm willing to compromise for listening MIDI files, so I don't think I'll continue with it.

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#4 2024-05-22 15:13:34

V1del
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Re: [SOLVED] Canot play MIDI on VLC, but extra/fluidsynth is installed

soundfont-fluid is "only" 150MB, but yes you need something to represent the actual instruments/notes used by the midi files.

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