[alsa-devel] MIDI support for hda-intel
ultrageek.lloyd at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 18:48:21 CEST 2010
Thanks to both of you, that's exactly what I was looking for.
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai at suse.de> wrote:
> 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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