Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] kmid
From: Paul Winkler (pw_lists_AT_slinkp.com)
Date: Tue Jun 18 2002 - 11:41:39 EEST
Whoops! Turns out good old Timidity is a not bad karaoke player.
Gets a bit ahead of itself on the lyrics, but seems useable...
On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 02:01:08AM -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm planning a karaoke party ( OK, you can laugh...)
> and am looking for a linux midi player that will display lyrics.
> The only one I've found is kmid. http://perso.wanadoo.es/antlarr/kmid.html
> BUt I can't get it working on a debian testing box. The binary .deb package
> from debian.org installs fine but won't connect to /dev/sequencer.
> Somehow it seems to test for alsa running but just gives an
> "Sorry, this KMid version was compiled without
> ALSA support but you're using ALSA .
> Please compile KMid for yourself or tell the people
> at your Linux distribution to compile it themselves"
> When I try to play a song I get:
> "Player :: There are no midi ports !"
> This is silly... oss sequencer emulation should work fine
> but the app insists on complaining about ALSA and won't
> show me /dev/sequencer in the available devices config...
> So I try to compile it from source, but the "current" version
> is so old that it won't build against current versions of KDE.
> Aaargh. I suspect it would expect to find alsa 0.5.x anyway...
> So, has anybody got kmid working?
> Or does anyone know of another linux midi player that will show
> lyrics, karaoke-style?
> Paul Winkler
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