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Author Topic: Timidity++ no sound from GUI, but cmd line ok  (Read 3230 times)

mick12345678

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Timidity++ no sound from GUI, but cmd line ok
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:40:50 pm »

I installed Timidity++ midi player using gslapt (in VL Gold 5.9)
I now have an extra item in my multimedia category when I right click on the desktop. This brings up a GUI player, which doesnt actually play anything. When I open a midi, it just sits there   >:( .

However, running "timidity test.mid" from a console plays with no problem. ???

Anyone got any ideas ?
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Re: Timidity++ no sound from GUI, but cmd line ok
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 03:31:32 pm »

Try double clicking on the song you want to hear. For some reason, after loading a song clicking the "play/pause" button doesn't start playing it as you might expect (I know I did). For me, changes in the volume seem to react a little slow. Not a problem though, just put it up high, and change the volume with the normal mixer
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Re: Timidity++ no sound from GUI, but cmd line ok
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 12:33:22 pm »

Thanks - sorry about the delay in replying (I've been away).
Doubling clicking a midi caused it to be played by Mplayer, so I tried "open with" then "browse" and selected Timidity. This  worked - in that the midi started playing - but there was no program interface visible at all so I had to  "kill" the process to stop the midi playing  ???
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