Audacious and MIDI files
神癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)
rafaellaguna at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 12:16:11 UTC 2013
I always solved this installing Timidity. It worked as a plugin in
Audacious. Now I've got that working with Jack, combined with XSynth for
emulating orchestral sounds.
紳癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)
Lubuntu Artwork Team
2013/8/25 Lars Noodén <lars.nooden at gmail.com>
> On 18.08.2013 23:01, Aere Greenway wrote:
> > On 08/18/2013 06:28 AM, Lars Noodén wrote:
> >> Should Audacious be able to play MIDI files out of the box or is a
> >> little user-supplied configuration considered necessary? When I try to
> >> load a MIDI file into Audacious, I get the following complaint when it
> >> tries to actually play the file:
> >> You have not selected any sequencer ports for MIDI
> >> playback. You can do so in the MIDI plugin preferences.
> >> Regards,
> >> /Lars
> > Lars:
> > I haven't used Audacious for playing MIDI, having run into the same
> > thing, and not knowing what to configure, or how to configure it.
> > However, VLC has a Fluidsynth plugin. Its package name is
> > "vlc-plugin-fluidsynth". Here is the description from its package:
> > FluidSynth plugin for VLC
> > This plugin adds support for playing MIDI file via the FluidSynth
> > software
> > synthesizer to the VLC media player.
> > Since I have that plug-in, I tried playing one of my MIDI files using
> > VLC, and it worked perfectly, with no additional configuration needed.
> > By the way, in my opinion, Fluidsynth (or its Qsynth GUI wrapper) is one
> > of the very best software synthesizers around, and its default soundfont
> > (FluidR3_GM) is also one of the best.
> > So with VLC, using this plug-in, you don't need a sound-card having
> > hardware synthesizers (such as Soundblaster Live!, or Audigy 2). It
> > uses the Fluidsynth software synthesizer, which (when configured
> > properly) will work even on a 450 megahertz machine. I know this
> > capability, because I test it regularly.
> Thanks for that. The Fluidsynth plugin for VLC worked on the first try.
> Audacious, or something it depends on, seems to be lacking in some way.
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