Monday, December 27, 2004

Playing MIDI files

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a standard for transmit information between electronic musical instruments, including your computer. On the Web, MIDI seems to be used mainly to play cheesy background music on certain web sites. Being a glutton for punishment, I installed the Open Source programTiMidity++ to play these files under Linux.

Mozplug has links to timidity in the standard /etc/mozpluggerrc file, but to get Firefox to find the plugin I had to delete the ~/.mozilla/firefox/pluginreg.dat file.

I'd test this setup on the Plugger Testing Ground, but the page has been corrupted. I'll check back in a day or so.

Minutes later:: Found a MIDI Sample Page, which works.