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New to Linux - Midi not working?

Postby adrianapeach49 on Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:12 pm

Hello, I'm running Mint 17, and am trying to get midi files to play. I installed Qsynth, set "MIDI Driver" to "asla_seq" and "audio driver" to "alsa", and imported this soundfont http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5783430 I set the output in Synthesia to Qsynth, but when I try to play a midi, all I get is loud static. I've also tried Rosegarden but I'm getting no sound. Any help fixing this would be much appreciated!
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Re: New to Linux - Midi not working?

Postby kyphi on Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:44 pm

Welcome.

You have 2 options, play midi via "Timidity" or "VLC":

1. See my previous post: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=154394 regarding the requirements for Timidity.

2. Install the plugin for VLC
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sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-fluidsynth

Then you can get midi playback via VLC
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Re: New to Linux - Midi not working?

Postby adrianapeach49 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:10 pm

VLC works, thank you!!
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