SYNOPSISsmfplay [-mxy] [-g measure ] [-d devname ] [-i devname ] midifile
DESCRIPTIONThe smfplay utility plays a MIDI file. While playing, it can route events from one midi(4) device to another. To stop performance, send an interrupt signal to smfplay (for instance by pressing control ^C on the terminal). The options are as follows:
- Use metronome. The metronome will follow tempo changes and time signature changes in the midi file.
- Synchronise to an external midi(4) device. If the -i flag is used then playback will be synchronised to the input device else it will be synchronised to the default device.
- Send midi timing information to the default device. Useful if the output device is a slave MIDI sequencer.
- -g measure
- Start playback at the given measure number.
- -d filename
- Default midi(4) device on which to play the midi file. If not specified, the content of the MIDIDEV environment variable will be used instead.
- -i filename
- Alternate input midi(4) device. Voice events (notes, controllers, etc) received on the input device will be sent as-is to the default device. Without this flag, the default device will be used for input.
EXAMPLESThe following will play mysong.mid on device /dev/rmidi4 and will use metronome.
$ smfplay -m -d /dev/rmidi4 mysong.mid