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= MIDI =


== Hardware ==

The MIDI standard is about signals in a cable. Many musical instruments understand those signals and can communicate through them. The computer can act as a musical instrument, and join the conversation.

There is also a standard midi file format, which describes files containing the same signals. Below is an explanation on how to enable your computer to play such files. MidiHardware describes a method to enable your musical instruments to connect to the computer and be recognised.

== Software ==

The [[MIME]] types are

 * audio/x-midi
 * audio/x-mid
 * audio/midi

and the file extensions


You can use [[Timidity]] to easily play MIDI and [[Karaoke]] files in Linux and [[Mozilla]].

=== GNOME ===

Store a midi file in your home directory. Open [[Nautilus]] and right click in the midi file. Select "Open with" (other application) or in Properties go to "Open with". Select Timidity in /usr/bin. Appears the text: {{{

Change it to {{{
 '/usr/bin/timidity' -ia

Now, every time you click in a midi file, timidity is going to play it.

You can use a similar procedure for *.kar (open karaoke) files.

=== Mozilla ===

Go to Edit / Preferences / Advanced and in "System preferences" mark the box "Use the system preferences" (if you have [[Timidity]] installed in your GNOME system).

== See Also ==

 * MidiHardware
 * PatchBay
 * SoundFont
 * [[Timidity]]

== External Links ==

 * [[WikiPedia:Musical_Instrument_Digital_Interface|Musical Instrument Digital Interface]];
   * [[WikiPedia:Musical_Instrument_Digital_Interface#MIDI_Karaoke_.28.kar.29|File formats: MIDI Karaoke (.kar)]]
 * http://linuxgazette.net/issue15/midi.html - Linux and MIDI: In the beginning...

 * [[http://alsa.opensrc.org/AlsaMidi|AlsaMidi]]
 * http://pkl.net/~node/software/alsa-patch-bay/ - ALSA Patch Bay
 * http://www.kibosh.org/pykaraoke - !PyKaraoke: MIDI/CDG Karaoke player for Linux
 * http://www.4front-tech.com/ossapps.html#midi - Applications for Open Sound System: MIDI Tools and Players
 * http://www.fluidsynth.org/
 * http://qsynth.sourceforge.net/

 * http://unixmidiplugin.tripod.com/midiSamplePage.html - MIDI test page

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