[PD] WinXP, strange MIDI problems... solved! ... and now it needs to be fixed

David NG McCallum d at mentalfloss.ca
Thu Nov 27 15:50:35 CET 2003

Dear all,

I have periodically posted to the list about problems using .37 and MIDI 
in WinXP and never gotten any responses... But I finally figured out 
what the problem is.

"-listdev" has been spitting out the wrong MIDIOut device numbers. The 
numbers are all 1 higher than they should be. You can sort of see this 
in that the MIDIin device numbers start at 1 and the MIDIout device 
numbers start at 0, which is wrong.

So if you want MIDIout device "2" you actually have to specify "3". Suxores.

So... I guess this now needs to be fixed, if this problem exists beyond 
my computer...

I feel so relieved now...

. David McCallum
.  Music wants to be free
. http://mentalfloss.ca/sintheta

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