[PD] Re: stuck installing on OSX

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Mon Apr 21 17:04:35 CEST 2003

Hi Mitch.

I'm copying your email to the list because it might provide a place to
start for other people...

Mitchell Turner said this at Mon, 21 Apr 2003 10:59:57 -0400:

>the MIDI does not really work.  If I specify the MIDI port with
>% ./pd -midiindev 0 -midioutdev 2
>using default input device number: 0
>using default output device number: 2
>nchan 2, flags 3, bufs 8, framesperbuf 256
>Things seem to work fine.  Any idea why? 

Not really. I've had zero effort working on the portmidi end of things...
the "extended" version simply keeps what Miller has done. MIDI
configuration is one of the most difficult aspects of Pd on MacOSX--it's
unpredictable and unfriendly (presumably because it inherits from
portmidi)--but I have no clue how to improve it with my very limited
testing resources.

However, since you've figured out what configuration works for you, I
suggest adding the lines:

-midiindev 0
-midioutdev 2

...to your .pdrc file... that's exactly the sort of thing it's meant to help.


 Adam T. Lindsay                      atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
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