Wine sound discussion summary

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Sun Dec 6 16:21:57 CST 2009

On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at> wrote:
> Am 06.12.2009 um 22:57 schrieb Roderick Colenbrander:
>> Joysticks work using /dev/js or evdev these days. It was hard to find
>> some info on MIDI for Vista but I believe it still works using WinMM.
>> You really need oss or alsa for midi I think.
> There's this:
> But it seems to be an early design prototype. All other google hits say that MIDI is not supported by openal. If you want to play MIDI files with openal you have to synthesize them first(if you want to have openal apply 3D effects on top of that) or use a different API.

Midi playback isn't that important the main feature is Midi access to
hardware like keyboards, drums, light equipment and so on. It is
basically the 'RS232' of the audio/video world.


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