R: Re: [MPlayer-users] Karaoke and MIDI in Mplayer...

James MS Anderson replys2me at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jan 5 16:57:58 CET 2004

Couldn't mplayer check to see if timidity is installed, then launch that
to play midi files?

On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 15:55, barb3tta at aliceposta.it wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > 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.
> Cheers,
> Adam.
> Yeah, I know... the problem is I use GeexBox, and Geexbox includes only Mplayer.... 
> so I asked this...
> thanks anyway
> bye!
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