[MPlayer-users] Karaoke and MIDI in Mplayer...
a.nielsen at optushome.com.au
Mon Jan 5 16:36:30 CET 2004
> I thnk if you add this feature in your player, then it will be the best
> player ever.
I'm not sure the mplayer developers would add MIDI playback, as mplayer is
primarily a video player rather than an audio player. You might be better
off using something like XMMS, which is an audio only player similar to
Winamp, and only using mplayer when you want to watch video.
> I found 2 midi/karaoke players for linux, and the rve plugin for mplayer:
You might also want to check out Timidity, which is a software wavetable
synthesiser that can play MIDIs very nicely with a good SoundFont, even if
your soundcard doesn't have wavetable support.
I have written a plugin for XMMS which will play MIDIs through Timidity (and
will automatically load a song-specific SoundFont if one exists.) You can
get it here: http://members.optushome.com.au/a.nielsen/ There's also a link
to XMMS and Timidity on that page.
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