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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for midiplay (netbsd section 1)

MIDIPLAY(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			      MIDIPLAY(1)

NAME
     midiplay -- play MIDI and RMID files

SYNOPSIS
     midiplay [-d devno] [-f file] [-l] [-m] [-p pgm] [-q] [-t tempo] [-v] [-x] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The midiplay command plays MIDI and RMID files using the sequencer device.  If no file name
     is given it will play from standard input, otherwise 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 instru-
		 ments.

     -q 	 specifies that the MIDI file should not be played, just parsed.

     -t tempo-adjust
		 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.

ENVIRONMENT
     MIDIUNIT  the default number of the MIDI device used for output.  The default is 0.

FILES
     /dev/music  MIDI sequencer device

SEE ALSO
     midi(4)

HISTORY
     The midiplay command first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

BUGS
     It may take a long while before playing stops when midiplay is interrupted, as the data
     already buffered in the sequencer will contain timing events.

BSD					 January 16, 2010				      BSD


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