I was taken by surprise when I found out that I could not play MIDI audio in my Ubuntu box. Apparently it has to do with your sound card. But still..!
One of the simplest methods to play a midi file in Ubuntu is to install timidity. Yeah, lovely name that. 😀
sudo apt-get install timidity timidity-interfaces-extra
You can play a midi file directly from the command timidity followed by the file name. For example,
Or, if you want a GUI, you can simply type
and an old-fashioned window will pop up.
Happy listening! 😀
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Pop MIDI File
Thanks my Bro
And here’s how to make Timidity the default app for MIDI files :
mimeopen -d your_MIDI_file.mid
Then choose Timidity if it’s listed in the menu,
or if not,
choose other, then specify this path : /usr/bin/timidity
Hope it helps, took me a while to figure it out !
oo is never think for thissss…
gracias. me era dificil play midis
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I found that one also needs to install freepats, otherwise timidity objects to the lack of freepats.cfg
Thanks so much, Ian Park – freepats was just what I needed.
The timidity command line works fine, but the gui is very unfriendly
You can use VLC. Install vlc-plugin-fluidsynth as per the link: https://wiki.videolan.org/Midi/