[PD] Question About [Mrpeach/Midifile] Status

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sun May 29 01:35:29 CEST 2022

by the way, I have my eyes on
https://github.com/pd-externals/mrpeach/issues/1 and will make sure if my
project based on midifile has the same issues or if I can get them fixed.

Em sáb., 28 de mai. de 2022 às 20:28, Alexandre Torres Porres <
porres at gmail.com> escreveu:

> oh, original message was written by David , not me, see:
> https://lists.puredata.info/pipermail/pd-list/2022-04/131117.html
> Em sáb., 28 de mai. de 2022 às 20:27, Alexandre Torres Porres <
> porres at gmail.com> escreveu:
>> Hi, I have a third MIDI reading/writing external besides cyclone/seq and
>> midifile, it's else/midi. It is based on cyclone/seq and has a different
>> design/functionalities. It's been in my to do list forever to also
>> incorporate the functionalities from midifile, like being able to write
>> different tracks and meta-data. I am finally doing this now! It should
>> still take a while though... this will also imply an overhaul into
>> else/midi. I guess now I'll actually base the external on [midifile] and
>> build on top of it different functionalities and design. I think midifile
>> is really hard to use and I'm making it much more convenient and more like
>> what else/midi currently is.
>> I will also make it export the midi sequence to a text file that can be
>> used in [text sequence] like [else/midi] does and I am also working on a
>> way to export to a text file that is suitable for my new [else/score]
>> object, which is esier to use and more musically convenient than [text
>> sequence].
>> I will post about it here soon when I have a better prototype, right
>> after I make tests on writing midi files. I haven't made the code available
>> yet, I started on it this week and in about a month I should have a new
>> external up! So far I have taken care of the reading part. As you can see,
>> I have big plans on providing what I consider to be finally "midi files
>> done right" for Pd. I basically rewrote midifile from scratch and was able
>> to remove more than 300 lines of code and still keep the same
>> functionalities and include new ones. Now one just needs to click on a
>> toggle to start/stop playing the midifile, no need to harvest metadata to
>> find out a tick tempo value to feed a metro object.
>> Cheers.
>> Em sáb., 28 de mai. de 2022 às 20:07, Alexandre Torres Porres <
>> porres at gmail.com> escreveu:
>>> Hi! Is anyone still supporting the MrPeach external, in particular,
>>> [mrpeach/midifile]? I've had no luck creating MIDI files, except for the
>>> most trivial of examples. If I try to play back the file, I just get a
>>> stream of error messages like the following: midifile: No running status on
>>> track 0 at 957 And if I try to play it back using [cyclone/seq], I get the
>>> following error messages: seq's warning: missing running status in midi
>>> file... skip to end of track seq's warning: no valid miditracks And if I
>>> try to play the file with Windows Media Player, I get the following error:
>>> Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. I'd like
>>> to use [mrpeach/midifile] rather than [cyclone/seq] because it seems to
>>> have more features (ability to specify track numbers, save meta-data,
>>> etc.). But if nobody is supporting it any more, maybe I'll just forget it.
>>> I've posted questions on the forum ( https://forum.pdpatchrepo.info/),
>>> but so far I haven't been able to solve the problem. Also, if anyone knows
>>> of more extensive examples of its use than what's in the help file, that
>>> might be helpful too. But so far, Google hasn't turned up any.
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