[alsa-devel] Newbie question: Sending untimed MIDI data to ALSA seq

Josh Lehan alsa at krellan.com
Wed Jan 13 20:22:29 CET 2010

Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> Josh Lehan wrote:
>> I also looked at "amidi", which features a -S option to send in untimed
>> MIDI bytes, but unfortunately, that addresses an entirely different
>> namespace.  Evidently, it only speaks to "RawMIDI" devices, of which
>> TiMidity is not.
> Try the snd-virmidi driver.  It is intended to make sequencer ports
> available as OSS midi devices, but you also get RawMIDI ports for free.

Thanks for the suggestion.  I looked into that kernel driver, but it's
not a full solution to the problem.  I have an idea for writing a little
ALSA program (in userspace) that will accept arbitrary bytes as input,
and feed it into the ALSA stack, so I'll work on that.  If I am
successful in getting that done, then it will be a really clean solution
to this problem.


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