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theloni0us
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: timidity++ assorted problems Reply with quote

Hi,

in the past I used timidity and it always worked fine. But now I returned to it after a couple of years, and I'm finding several problems.

I'll begin with the first and most obvious: when I play a midi file with timidity, it produces no sound. These are the details:

- "timidity file.mid" or "timidity -Os file.mid" is completely silent
- "timidity -Ow file.mid" produces a wave file that plays fine
- if I launch the server with "timidity -iA" I can play a midi file with "aplaymidi --port 128:0 file.mid", but the tempo is off and the sound is distorted, obviously due to underruns.

I guess I should mention that:

- I use alsa without any other layer or "server" like jack, pulseaudio or anything
- my USB card works perfectly fine with every other application.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 3456 ?        SLs    0:00 /usr/bin/timidity -iA 128 -B2,8 -Os -EFreverb=0

it's my current settings in /etc/conf.d/timidity, did you try with -B2,8?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your answer, I also have that in /etc/conf.d/timidity.

I tried with different buffer settings and the results vary a little bit, but always with distortion due to underruns.

BTW, if I start the server from the command line, it works, but starting the rc-service doesn't work:

Code:
# rc-service timidity start
 * Starting TiMidity++ Virtual Midi Sequencer ...

# rc-service timidity status
 * status: crashed

# rc-service timidity stop
 * Stopping TiMidity++ ...
 * start-stop-daemon: no matching processes found

I guess I'll file a bug about that.

[Moderator edit: added [code] tags to preserve output layout. -Hu]
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