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midiplay -- play MIDI and RMID files
midiplay [-lmqsvx] [-d devno] [-f file] [-p pgm] [-t tempo] [file ...]
The midiplay command plays MIDI and RMID files using the sequencer
device. If no file name is given it will play from standard input, oth-
erwise it will play the named files.
RMID files are Standard MIDI Files embedded in a RIFF container and can
usually be found with the `rmi' extension. They contain some additional
information in other chunks which are not parsed by midiplay yet.
The program accepts the following options:
-d devno specifies the number of the MIDI device used for output (as
listed by the -l flag). There is no way at present to have
midiplay map playback to more than one device. The default
is device is given by environment variable MIDIUNIT.
-f file specifies the name of the sequencer device.
-l list the possible devices without playing anything.
-m show MIDI file meta events (copyright, lyrics, etc).
-p pgm force all channels to play with the single specified program
(or instrument patch, range 1-128). Program change events in
the file will be suppressed. There is no way at present to
have midiplay selectively map channels or instruments.
-q specifies that the MIDI file should not be played, just
-s send an ``ALL SOUNDS OFF'' MIDI event. Useful if an inter-
rupted MIDI file left notes playing.
specifies an adjustment (in percent) to the tempi recorded in
the file. The default of 100 plays as specified in the file,
50 halves every tempo, and so on.
-v be verbose. If the flag is repeated the verbosity increases.
-x play a small sample sound instead of a file.
A file containing no tempo indication will be played as if it specified
150 beats per minute. You have been warned.
MIDIUNIT the default number of the MIDI device used for output. The
default is 0.
/dev/music MIDI sequencer device
The midiplay command first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.
It may take a long while before playing stops when midiplay is inter-
rupted, as the data already buffered in the sequencer will contain timing
events. Use midiplay with the -s option to silence any sounds left after
an interrupted call.
NetBSD 9.3 May 2, 2018 NetBSD 9.3