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Author Topic: Help with Exaile please.  (Read 3720 times)

Locator

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Help with Exaile please.
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:39:10 am »

I am using Vector Linux 7.0 as my Operation system, and I tried to play a MIDI file using Exaile. and it displays a warning about missing plugin. What plugin do I need?
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overthere

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Re: Help with Exaile please.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 02:06:14 pm »

Locator, I suspect the error is generic and there is no midi plugin

 I do not think playing midi files on linux is going to be easy.

If you are determined.. you may start here,

http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/timidity/

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/audio/TiMidity++/

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/audio/eawpats/

I am not suggesting this will work, simply offering a place to start your quest to play midi, just so you know.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/midi-in-alsa-file-plays-but-no-sound-293763/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/adventures-with-playing-midi-files-667145/
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Re: Help with Exaile please.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 07:13:54 pm »

Ok, now how do i use eawpats once i have downloaded it?
« Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 07:21:02 pm by Locator »
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overthere

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Re: Help with Exaile please.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 07:20:12 pm »

I followed the instruction in the first link..and then installed the resulting pkg in /temp.

Then opened a terminal and typed : timidity /home/user/file.mid (in my case /home/overthere/onestop.mid..taken from an old winxp install). The file played fine and closing the terminal stopped play.

one of his links is broken to 2.13.2, find the  file here.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/timidity/files/TiMidity%2B%2B/TiMidity%2B%2B-2.13.2/


TiMidity++ SlackBuild
Introduction

Getting MIDI working in Slackware isn't as easy as it should be. Here's a simple solution.

I've tested it on a full install of Slackware 13 that had no installed packages other than what came with the CD.

 1. Download the SlackBuild

TiMidity++_SlackBuild.tar.bz2 » 
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/timidity/TiMidity++_SlackBuild.tar.bz2

 Untar it. You now have a build directory called “TiMidity++_SlackBuild”.
 Download the Sources

 The following files go in the TiMidity++_SlackBuild directory:

  TiMidity++-2.13.2.tar.bz2

  eawpats12_full.tar.gz
http://gentoo.mirrors.pair.com/distfiles/eawpats12_full.tar.gz

 2. Run the SlackBuild script

 Go to the SlackBuild directory. As root:

chmod +x TiMidity++.SlackBuild

./TiMidity++.SlackBuild


 3. Install the Package

 When the SlackBuild script finishes, you'll have a TiMidity++ package in /tmp. Use installpkg to install it.

 4. Add TiMidity++ To Your Boot-Up Sequence

 Create a rc.local file in /etc/rc.d and set it as executable if you haven't done so already. To this file add the line:

/etc/rc.d/rc.timidity start

 5. Enjoy MIDI

 You now have a MIDI port 128:0.

 You can also play MIDI files with TiMidity directly. This allows you to use Mozplugger to play streaming MIDI files in Firefox.

« Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 07:39:33 pm by overthere »
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