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Thanh-BKK
August 29th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Hi :)

I came across this yesterday - my Ubuntu (Hardy 8.04) will, for some reason, produce no sound at all when playing regular midi (.mid) files, such as mobile phone ringtones.

They open in "MoviePlayer" for some reason, and seem to play but, there's no sound whatsoever.

I tried a number of applications, including VLC, to play them but they either don't play at all or again generate no sound.

Is there a way to "fix" this, or do i need an extra application for midi files?

Appreciate any advice......

Thanh

GrandpaLeaman
August 29th, 2008, 03:17 AM
I tried using XMMS but it just didn't play midi files very well. The best player I found was Timidity Midi Player. It plays midi files with a richness I have not heard before, even in MS Windows.

Thanh-BKK
August 29th, 2008, 07:16 AM
Hi :)

Thank you very much for the reply. Is Timidity in the repos? I will give it a try as soon as i am back at home and in front of my Ubuntu box (now at work - Windoze).

Best regards.....

Thanh

GrandpaLeaman
August 29th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Yes it is. Not the prettiest GUI in the world, but very functional.

Thanh-BKK
August 30th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Hi :)

Thank you so much!!

It works indeed, and REALLY sounds great! I highly appreciate your help :)

Kind regards.....

Thanh