[LAU] Converting SMF 1 MIDI file to text?

James Stone jamesmstone at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 16:11:51 EDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:56:15AM -0700, Ken Restivo wrote:
> I'm trying to convert a standard MIDI file, format 1 (from seq24) to text. I need to grab the note numbers for a drum track, and compare that to a tapeutape XML file, so that I can figure out which Freesound samples I actually used in this track, so I can credit them appropriately as required by the CC Sampling license.
> I looked at midi.el, which seemed like it'd be perfect, but it won't open SMF 1 format files from seq24 at all (says it's not a valid MIDI file). It also has trouble with SMF 1 files from arecordmidi, though it reads SMF 0 files from arecordmidi with no problems.
> I also looked around at some Python MIDI libraries, but didn't find the documentation too accessible.
> Any quick one-liner in some command-line tool or language to give me a printout of all the MIDI notes used in each track of a SMF 1 MIDI file from seq24?

midicomp seems to do the job:



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