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The_Cleric Tuesday 5 February 2008 at 14:28

Hello there!

I am a new PlayOnLinux and I tried to install RPG MAKER XP and Guitar Pro 5, both need midi support. Everything works fine but midi, which doesn't sound. I have programs like Tuxguitar that work well with midi files, and Kmid plays midi files when I put timidity port. What can I do?
edit: I have Kubuntu Gutsy , maybe that could help

Thanks a lot

Edited by Ghostofkendo

icaro581 Thursday 7 February 2008 at 23:57

how wine is configurated in the section of sound? . get the lastest version wine i think that is Wine 0.9.54

i found this in: [secret][/secret] i hope it heps you
Audio and MIDI Support in Wine
Linux-based musicians have two good reasons to take an interest in Wine's sound support. The first reason is applications. Some Windows sound programs have no equivalent in native Linux versions, and the possibility of running those programs under Wine is very attractive. The second reason involves libwine. That library is a key component in projects that provide support for running Windows VST/VSTi audio synthesis/processing plugins under Linux. In this article, I focus only on running applications under Wine, but readers interested in learning more about the Linux + VST connection should check out the Web page (see Resources) for details regarding the FST (FreeST) Project.

At the user level, the heart of Wine's audio support can be found in the ~/.wine/config file. Here's the relevant section of that file as it appears in my Wine configuration:

; Uncomment the "Drivers" line matching your sound setting.

"Drivers" = "winealsa.drv" ; for ALSA users
;"Drivers" = "wineoss.drv" ; default for most common configurations
;"Drivers" = "winearts.drv" ; for KDE
;"Drivers" = "winejack.drv" ; for the JACK sound server
;"Drivers" = "winenas.drv" ; for the NAS sound system
;"Drivers" = "wineaudioio.drv" ; for Solaris machines
;"Drivers" = "" ; disables sound
"WaveMapper" = "msacm.drv"      ; do not change !
"MidiMapper" = "midimap.drv"      ; do not change !

The WaveMapper and MidiMapper are required; they emulate the native Windows MCI (Media Control Interface) drivers that provide the standard commands for controlling multimedia devices and playing and recording multimedia data files.

Wine provides audio interface drivers for OSS/Free (the default), ALSA, aRts, JACK and NAS (a network audio system). You can select a new driver at any time, but you will need to restart Wine. Your choice of sound driver may be determined by the application. In my experiences, some programs worked only with the OSS/Free driver, others worked only with ALSA, and some worked well with either one. I was especially excited to see a JACK driver listed, but as far as I could tell, the JACK driver is broken in this release—a reminder that Wine is still beta-stage software.

-- Henry Antonio --
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