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midid - Raw Midi interpreter


midid [OPTIONS] [input_file]


This manual page documents briefly the midid command.

midid reads STDIN or input_file and interprets it as raw MIDI data according to the
General Midi standard.

The General Midi data is sent to a sound device (default), a .MID file, or to timidity(1)
if you specify it.

midid includes a standalone mode for timidity(1): midid will then attempt to start and
configure timidity(1) itself for you.


Standard options
-o seconds--timeout=seconds
Turns output off after seconds of inactivity. (default: 0 - no timeout)

Stays resident ; doesn't stop at the end of file. It works only if input_file isn't

Selects GM mode (default).

Selects MT32 mode.

-d device,--device=device
Comma-separated list of devices to use for output.

Lists devices.

-h Displays a help message.

Options for .MID file output device
-f,--file filename
Sets the .MID output filename. Default: midid.mid.

-t bpm,--tempo=bpm
Sets the tempo (beats/minute). Default: 120.

-q tickrate,--tick-rate=tickrate
Sets the number of ticks/quarter note. Default: 144.

Options for timidity(1) client
-s server,--server-name=server,
Sets the timidity(1) server host name. Default: localhost.

-p port,--port=port
Sets the timidity(1) server control port. Default: 0. Specifying 0 enables the
standalone mode: midid will attempt to start and configure timidity(1) itself.

Options for using standalone mode with timidity(1)
-B path,--timidity-bin=path
Sets the timidity binary path.

-A args,--timidity-args=args
Specifies some extra arguments to pass to timidity(1) . Default:
-EFreverb=0 -EFchorus=0 -EFresamp=1 -EFvlpf=0 -EFns=0.

Tells timidity(1) to produce mono sound instead of stereo.

Tells timidity(1) to produce the low-q 8bit sound instead of the 16bit.

Tells timidity(1) to produce the unsigned samples instead of the signed ones.

-F rate,--timidity-freq=rate
Sets the sampling rate for timidity(1).

Enables the capturing mode: the data produced by timidity(1) gets captured by midid
and forwarded to stdout. You won't hear any sound in that mode.

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