Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Tue 30 Sep 2014, 02:12
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
How to MIDI
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Author Message
dewdrop


Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 298
Location: Texas USA

PostPosted: Sat 09 Sep 2006, 10:10    Post subject:  How to MIDI  

Hi Pups and Pupettes,

I have just discovered a solution to a challange that I've had in Puppy since the beginning. How to get MIDI to work using Puppy.

It is only a partial solution at present, playback only, but it really helps.

The answer came in this exchange of posts on a thread started by richard.a entitled " A newbie (to Puppy) raves about the product". Find the entire thread here: http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=10775

Richard.a asked the question this way:

"2. I've come up against a brick wall on how to set a default application to open a specific file type. In this case Timidity for midi files. There will be others, I expect. If the installer doesn't do it, there needs to be a manual way, I'm sure."

The answer came from Pizzasgood in this manner:

"Timidity: right click midi file, set the run action, use: timidity -ig "$1"

I went to a MIDI file I had, right clicked on it, the SET RUN ACTION windows opened, I put in the words timidity -ig the "$1" were already there, hit the enter key and heard the music.

Now all I have to do is click on any MIDI file and it plays. Thanks richard.a for asking the question, and thanks Pizzasgood for the answer.

dewdrop

EDIT #1 .... I guess I should have indicated that I installed the Timidity program from the Pupget Package Manager location before I did the above.

I shall now ask Flash to include this post in his Beginner's Help Thread entitled "Index of resources for Beginners Help forum" under the Multimedia heading.

This thread is found here: http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=597
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
jcoder24


Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 601
Location: Barbados

PostPosted: Sun 10 Sep 2006, 17:16    Post subject:  

You can also use aplaymidi which is included with puppy to play midis. Note however, that it is a console app.

Code:
aplaymidi -p `aplaymidi --list | tail -1 | gawk '{ print $1 }'` All_By_Myself.mid &

alternatively

Code:
aplaymidi --list
 Port    Client name                      Port name
 64:0    MPU-401 MIDI 0-0                 MPU-401 MIDI 0-0

aplaymidi -p 64:0 All_By_Myself.mid &
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
fluxit


Joined: 24 Jun 2006
Posts: 326
Location: Ketchikan, AK USA

PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2006, 04:12    Post subject:  

I've been using this script:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
# -x  on bash line for trace
playername= "aplaymidi"
#kill aplaymidi if running
get_proc=`ps -e -o pid,command | grep aplaymidi`
echo $get_proc > get_it
get_pid=`gawk -F" " '{ print $playername }' get_it`
kill -9 $get_pid

#perform gmreset
aplaymidi -p 64:0 /root/gmreset.mid

#start playing
aplaymidi -p 64:0 "$1"


with my MPU-401. It allows you to play another .mid before the first has finished. I included a gmreset, which timidity should not require as its non-playing state is constant I believe.
killall would likely be a better solution than the code in my script, but it does work for me.

Edit-+I am aware that Puppy's ps accepts no parameters +-
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [3 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » HOWTO ( Solutions )
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0463s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0033s) ][ GZIP on ]