MIDIPLAY(1) BSD Reference Manual MIDIPLAY(1)
midiplay - play MIDI and RMID files
midiplay [-lmqvx] [-d devno] [-f file] [-t tempo] [file ...]
The midiplay command plays MIDI and RMID files using the sequencer dev- ice. 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. RIFF containers can contain more than one chunk of data; however, using midiplay on these is not supported and will behave unpredictably. If no file name is given it will play from standard input; otherwise it will play the named files. The options are as follows: -d devno Specifies the number of the MIDI device used for output (as listed by the -l flag). The default is device 0. -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.). -q Do not play the MIDI file, just parse it. -t tempo Specifies the tempo. Default is 100. -v Be verbose. If the flag is repeated, the verbosity increases. -x Play a small sample sound.
/dev/music MIDI sequencer device
The midiplay command first appeared in NetBSD 1.4. Support for RMID files was added in MirOS #8.
It may take a long while before playing stops when midiplay is interrupt- ed since the sequencer and MIDI buffers will still be emptied. MirOS BSD #10-current August 12, 1998 1
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