[PD] [PD-dev] midiout / sysex on windows

cyrille henry ch at chnry.net
Wed Feb 3 18:56:11 CET 2010

Alex a écrit :
> I just tried this myself on a friend's windows machine running a
> relatively recent version of pd extended, though I'm not exactly sure
> which one..
> it gave me an error
> MidiOut Error 1
> whenever I tried to send a sysex message out.
> And there was an error about [sysexin] not being implemented on
> windows and [midiout] being dangerous.. I'm not sure if midiin worked
> with sysex or not because i couldn't get the sysex out..
> Anyone know if this has changed or if there are plans to make sysex
> i/o work for windows?
i ask exactly the same question about 7 years ago.
don't remember the answer.

> Thanks,
> Alex
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 7:23 AM, kristof lauwers
> <pd at kristoflauwers.domainepublic.net> wrote:
>> hello,
>> I was wondering what the current state of midiout is on windows (i'm working
>> on Xp, but should make something that works under any recent windows
>> version) I see some discussion about it in the list archives and forum, but
>> it's not clear if it should be working or not right now..
>> I tried it on vanilla PD 0.42.5 and in extended 0.4.3. It seems in vanilla
>> it does nothing at all. In extended it's sending out something, but not what
>> i expect.. (sometimes the 3 bytes i try to send each padded by 2 or 3 0's,
>> sometimes nothing at all..)
>> Also, it's not very clear what kind of input midiout expects - the
>> documentation doesn't say anything about that.. i'd guess a list with first
>> status byte and then the data bytes?
>> if it's not working (yet), are there any alternatives to send sysexes from
>> Pd?
>> thanks,
>> Kristof
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