Playing MIDIfiles under Linux

Tony Baechler tony at
Tue Feb 26 17:19:01 UTC 2008


I looked into Timidity after it was recommended here.  At least on 
Ubuntu and I think Debian unstable, freepats is listed as a dependency 
so you'd have to use the equivs package or similar to override it.  
Also, it looks like development stopped in 2004.  There is a Windows 
version but I haven't tested it.  The Fluid sound font is in fact 
available in Ubuntu as outlined, but I don't think it can "replace" 
freepats without the equivs package.  The freepats package looked 
limited from the description.  I have some other fairly good sound fonts 
but I don't know about the licenses and they are generally very big.

Janina Sajka wrote:
> Christian writes:
>> Does anyone know of any softsynth or simular for Linux that can play standard MIDI files?
> timidity is the usual tool and meets most needs.

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