midi support by default

Roderick B. Greening roderick.greening at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 21:24:45 BST 2009

I tend to agree. midi by default does not seem to be a big concern, and likely 
has a rather niche use case, which is likely covered off when the person 
wanting midi installs their midi app/player anyway.

Pushing upstream to xine is probably the best scenario for anyone.
Roderick B. Greening, B.Sc.
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> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Harald Sitter<apachelogger at ubuntu.com> 
> > https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kubuntu-meta/+bug/424919
> >
> > Currently kubuntu can't play midi files out of the box. This is mostly
> > because xine does not have a midi decoder, so any solution would
> > probably require either pulling in a new media backend (gstreamer?) or
> > using a solution that implements its own decoder (security concerns?).
> > Due to the lack of support in upstream xine and the limited usecase I
> > would reject this wish and redirect the reporter to xine. If xine
> > implements a decoder, kaffeine and amarok will be able to play midi.
> Any opinions on this or one of the other threads I started?
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