MIDI Player

By: kode54

This component decodes General MIDI files (.MID, .MIDI, .RMI, .KAR) and several MIDI based formats. (.MIDS, .MDS, .HMI, .HMP, .MUS, .XMI, .LDS)

It supports several synthesizers, several of which do not require any additional files to play back music. The bundled synthesizers which do not require additional files may sound rather basic, though.

It also supports FluidSynth SoundFont (.sf2) based synthesizer, including support for the newer compressed format. (.sf3)

SoundFonts may be loaded in a simple, or even complex setup, using either basic .sflist text files encoded in UTF-8 format, but for now, it only supports a bare list of files.

Please note that the VST instrument and Secret Sauce support executables are bundled, and are invoked using named pipes for communication with standard input and output devices on the executable end. The full source code is also published, in case anyone wants to replicate them, or use them for another purpose. They are built with the same compiler as this component, but since they are not themselves components, they require the Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 C++ runtimes. Both 32 and 64 bit versions, to be precise.

Current version: 2.7.3, released on 2022-02-19

Change log:

  • Fix System Exclusive messages across different ports. This means that messages sent on port 0 should replicate to ports 1 and 2.

Supported processor architecture: x86 32-bit.

Works with foobar2000 v1.6 and newer


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