[alsa-devel] MIDI support for hda-intel
tiwai at suse.de
Mon Oct 25 07:24:38 CEST 2010
At Sun, 24 Oct 2010 19:37:51 -0400,
Nick Lloyd wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 6:34 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> > At Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:10:35 -0400,
> > Nick Lloyd wrote:
> >> Hi, quick question for the list. Has MIDI support been implemented
> >> for the hda-intel codec, specifically the sigmatel codec. I tried
> >> playing a MIDI file the other day, and could see the levels bouncing
> >> around, but no sound whatsoever. Basically, does the driver not
> >> support it, or am I doing something wrong?
> > The HD-audio doesn't support the MIDI playback in hardware.
> > Everything is software rendering.
> > Takashi
> Thanks Takashi. So to clarify, the HDA driver supports MIDI, but not
> through the hardware?
No and no. It's no job of a driver but a user-space application
who renders the MIDI data to PCM.
> So if I play a MIDI file, it should in fact
Use an application (or a sound subsystem) supporting software
MIDI rendering. fluidsynth, timidity, whatever.
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