Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460794
Can't play midi file in Linux.
Last modified: 2009-06-20 01:20:32 EDT
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When I play a midi file, there is no sound.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat RHEL 5.2 (64bit).
2.Use the native audio driver of Linux.
3.Connect speaker to Line out and enter X window.
4.Click Applications->select Sound & Video->select KMid and launch it.
5.play a midi file with Kmid.
6.No sound output from speaker.
There is no sound play through speaker when I play the midi file.
There is sound play through speaker when I play the midi file.
Can you hear sounds with other audio applications?
I can hear sound if I Play MP3 file with Realplay 11 gold.
it's problem that your soundcard doesn't have hardware Midi synthesizer.
kmid requires either external Midi hardware or a PC sound card which has a hardware Midi synthesizer to get sound.
If you don't have such hardware and want to play Midi files you need timidity++ that can convert midi files to wav file. As i know this package is not available in RHEL, but you can get it in fedora.