Sorry for the delay. I ran into some real-life logistical issues yesterday. As a result I have a backlog of posts to write but enough time today to swim through them. So I think I can catch up.
I should mention first that I have rotten luck with midi applications. I can’t recall a single one that has played anything out over my speakers, and yes, I’ll take the blame for that.
But it does leave me rather despondent and unhopeful, whenever the next tool comes along.
midicomp, as I understand it, translates .mid files into and out of plain text, and I’m glad to say this one seems to be working for me.
Of course, it’s just converting between one format and human-readable text. I don’t suppose there’s much that I could screw up there. 🙄
I should mention that I have seen “midicomp” in one or two places around the net, but most links seem to point at a dead site. The version that you see here was cloned from github, and now that I think about it, may or may not be related to the missing title.
Like I said, I have rotten luck with midi applications as a general rule. That probably stems from almost never using them; if you have more use for them and needs something to convert back and forth, this should do the trick.
By the way, this is not in Debian or Arch/AUR (this working version, that is). So if you’re looking for something painless to adopt. …