Play MIDI from Temporal folder

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Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by capellan » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:24 am

Hi All,

I have made a simple demo of playing a MIDI
from the Temp folder in Windows.

Please, tell me if it works fine in your
own development setup

Al

PlayMIDIfromTempFolder.zip
LC7 compressed stack for playing MIDI from Temp folder in Windows.
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Re: Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by Klaus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:21 pm

Hola Alejandro,

nice work! :D

Is "playsmf.exe" part of a regular Windows installation?
I mean can we presume it to be present on all Win machines?
And is the TEMP folder mandatory or just conveninece? 8)


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Re: Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by capellan » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Hi Klaus,

playsmf.exe is a command line utility that
plays Midi files using only resources installed
with Windows. No need of additional dlls or
soundfonts to play a midi file. :D

You could download playsmf.exe and many Midi
utilities from this webpage:
http://public.sreal.com/~div/midi-utilities/

Using the Temp folder is just a convenience,
not a requisite. :)

Al

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Re: Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by Klaus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:26 pm

Hola Al,

thanks for the info!


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Re: Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by capellan » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:56 pm

By the way Klaus, you should try playing MIDI files
in Ubuntu with the Command line application
named "Timidity". The sound quality is outstanding.

https://sfxpt.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/ ... ntu-linux/

Recent MacOSX versions does not include a default MIDI player anymore, because
it used Quicktime to play them. I have read somewhere that Quicktime 7 still
works in modern OSX versions.

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Re: Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by PaulDaMacMan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:36 pm

That's correct, QuickTime 7 is still available and works (in 32 bit mode) on newer versions of OS X.
I've used FluidSynth command line utility to play MIDI files since then.
I've been working on ways to do interactive music in LiveCode lately, controlling fluidSynth and also MIDI via BrowserWidget & Web MIDI & browser plug-in "Jazz MIDI".

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Re: Play MIDI from Temporal folder

Post by capellan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:59 pm

In my setup (Ubuntu 14.04 64bits) Jazz Midi and Web Midi does not works at all... :(

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