[LAU] Command-line midi player with fast forward, pause, rewind?

Joel Roth joelz at pobox.com
Fri Aug 28 02:30:45 EDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:06:51PM -0700, Ken Restivo wrote:
> I'd love to find a command-line MIDI file player that will use ALSA MIDI (not its own internal synth), and also will accept arrow keys or some other key commands on stdin to fastforward, rewind, pause, play, etc.
> There seem to be a ton of MIDI players for the command line, but they all seem to not be interactive. I can't seem to figure out if ecasound can do the fast forward and rewind stuff, and I find Timidity to bewildering to contemplate.
Ecasound uses Timidity to play .mid files and fails to seek:

(audioio) WARNING: seeking not supported by audio objects 
of type 'MIDI-to-audio

> -ken
Joel Roth

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