[MPlayer-users] Karaoke and MIDI in Mplayer...

Adam Nielsen 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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