Tor Einar Toennessen
eitoenne at online.no
Thu Jan 30 21:33:17 CST 2003
Sylvain Petreolle <spetreolle at yahoo.fr> writes:
> I would know what is needed to get MIDI playing into wine.
> I know I must have a card that supports it :).
> Must I change something into the registry (I have read the docu but it
> doesnt help), into .wine/config ?
> Do some drivers have to be loaded ?
> Has someone a small/big application to test it ?
First of all you need a driver that supports midi. Some of the OSS-drivers
does not support midi.
I have a Soundblaster Live Platinum, and AFAIK the OSS (kernel)-driver does
not support midi.
AFAIK this is true for all SB Live cards.
If the kernel-driver for your card does not support midi, you'll have to
check out ALSA ( http://alsa-project.org ).
There are two series of ALSA-drivers 0.5 (which is now considered deprecated)
and 0.9. AFAIK 0.9 is now at RC6-level.
ALSA has OSS-emulation at kernel-level, by the way.
You might also have to get a utility to load soundfonts into your card.
For SB-cards you can use "sfxload", which on debian is in package "awesfx".
After this I would test with a native Linux-application. The ALSA-pages
When it comes to wine, midi support is only available in the OSS-driver
( that would be wineoss.drv ). So make sure that one is selected in the
wine-config. AFAIK only midi-out is supported (but that is probably
what you want).
As a Windows application to test with, I would suggest JAZZ++
( http://jazzware.com ).
This is an OpenSource sequencer , which is available for both Linux and
It uses wxWindows, so you should be able to build it with debugging-info
too, with a free compiler ( MinGW32 ? ).
If you give me more details about your card, I can probably help you more.
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