Joined: 24 May 2006
|Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:01 pm Post subject: Help Installing Sound Fonts
What I am trying to do is stated below. I am so confused with this stuff I can not understand or comprehend it yet. I have the file 8MBGMSFX.SF2 saved on my desktop. When I double click on it a window comes up: open with. What do I use to open it and store it in /usr/share/sounds/sf2 ? I know this folder exists.
Next the text editor and shell script how do I go about doing that ?
Grab the 8Meg sound font from here: http://www.alsa-project.org/~james/sound-fonts/8MBGMSFX.SF2
and store it in /usr/share/sounds/sf2 .
Create in the Text Editor, a shell script with the following contents
/usr/bin/asfxload --bank=0 /usr/share/sounds/sf2/8MBGMSFX.SF2
and save it as /home/yourusername/.kde/Autostart/loadfont.sh
Using XFM (with Show Hidden files enabled in the View menu), go to .kde/Autostart, right-click on loadfont.sh, select Properties, then on the Permissions tab, check each of the 3 Exec boxes then hit OK.
After logging out and logging back in again (and after rebooting), you should be able to play any midi file using the "MIDI Synthesizer" application, kmid. In Firefox, when slecting a midi file on a webpage, open it with kmid. Note: You might have to adjust the synthesizer output level on the sound mixer. For some cards, it is the "Music" slider, for others, the "Synth" slider.
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