[PD] save MIDI with [text] or [textfile]

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Feb 9 18:52:24 CET 2022

Am 9. Februar 2022 18:43:03 MEZ schrieb Samuel Burt <composer.samuel.burt at gmail.com>:
>Hi, list.
>Has anyone made an external to create MIDI files with [text] or [textfile]?
>Is this even possible? I'm only familiar with MIDI messages. I don't know
>about other information in a MIDI file like tempo, time signature, and
>metadata. Could it be created as text or is this impossible?


Midifiles are binary files, [text] (as the name implies) is for text.

You *could* write a midifile reader/writer with the new [file] object though.

>It sure would be nice to have a vanilla way to create MIDI files. I'm
>working with [midifile] right now and am having issues. Will track these
>problems in a separate post.

for bugs, https://github.com/pd-externals/midifile
resp. https://github.com/pd-externals/mrpeach  would be more appropriate


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