gst-plugins-bad does not include libgsttimidity.so
Binary package hint: gstreamer0.
The package gstreamer0.
required to use timidity as a back-end to play midi files. It only includes the plugin libgstwildmidi.so:
$dpkg -L gstreamer0.
$ gst-inspect|grep midi
typefindfunctions: audio/midi: mid, midi
wildmidi: wildmidi: WildMidi
Because of that, the following gstreamer command fails in hardy:
$gst-launch filesrc location=mysong.mid ! timidity ! alsasink
WARNING: erroneous pipeline: no element "timidity"
The above command works with wildmidi:
$gst-launch filesrc location=mysong.mid ! wildmidi ! alsasink
Timidity is a powerful alternative to wildmidi: While both work with the basic sound fonts in the package "freepats", timidity works out-of-the-box with more advanced sound font packages like those in the package "fluid-
Currently, totem, which uses gst-plugins-bad to play midi files, only plays midi files with basic freepats sound fonts through wildmidi, even when fluid-soundfont-gm is installed. Because libgsttimidity.so is absent, in order to enjoy more complex soundfonts like fluid-soundfont-gm, the user must ignore totem and resort to executing timidity directly in the terminal.
|Changed in gst-plugins-bad0.10:|
|importance:||Undecided → Wishlist|
|Changed in gst-plugins-bad0.10 (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Confirmed|