Re: Sound suddenly not working.
- Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 02:26:09 +0300
- From: Abdullah Ramazanoğlu <ar018@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Sound suddenly not working.
On Sun, 4 Nov 2018 02:07:16 +0300 Abdullah Ramazanoğlu said:
> I find Audacious quite better than timidity for playing midi pieces.
And a small audacious/midi how to (just in case someone needs it):
"The MIDI plugin requires some configuration before it will work. To get to the
settings for it, go to File menu -> Preferences -> Plugins page -> Input tab.
Select "AMIDI-Plug (MIDI Player)" in the list of plugins and click on the
Preferences button at the bottom.
This will bring up a new window. Select FluidSynth in the backend list.
Now go to the FluidSynth tab on the left. There will be a list (probably empty)
of SoundFont files. You can use whatever SoundFont you like, but I recommend
that you install the fluid-soundfont-gm package (Debian and Fedora both provide
it) and add /usr/share/soundfonts/FluidR3_GM.sf2 to the list (click on the "+"
button on the right to get a file browser window).
Then you should be good to go!"
How I did it:
~# apt-get install audacious fluid-soundfont-gm fluid-soundfont-gs
Go to audacious settings and add the following soundfont files as per the
That's all. Audacity should now be able to play midi files.
Note that I have installed both fluid-soundfont-gm and fluid-soundfont-gs, but
I believe "gm" supersedes "gs", so fluid-soundfont-gs is probably be redundant.
Abdullah Ramazanoğlu - İstanbul, Türkiye