[PD] midiout broken

günter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Mon Nov 14 13:40:44 CET 2005

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005, federico wrote:
> I don't see any changes from my local version.
> last time I checked midiout functionality with alsa_midi, note and
> controllers worked ok, but system exclusive were not transmitted.
> in fact I discovered that sys_alsa_putmidibyte never gets called (!).
> in addition I am not sure if a message can be sent to alsa byte-per-byte
> instead of passing the entire buffer, i should look at the docs...

I fear that in order to make midiout work with ALSA one has to implement
a midi parser and send the single events. Thats why Miller says its

Somone should really try to figure out how raw midi streams can be
sent via the ALSA sequencer interface, maybe there's a way.



> >It looks like alsa's MIDI implementation is wrong-headed (insists that
> >outgoing MIDI be formatted by the application) and would be a pain to
> >work around to get midiout to work correctly.
> >
> >
> I do not understand this very well.
> could you write some more details about this?
> >Probably the thing I should do right now is to print out a warning message
> >about it when people try to use it...
> >
> >
> ._.
> --
> ciao
> Federico
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