We use Ubuntu. It means that the last month of surfing through the Geocities archive was not only exciting, but painful. Ubuntu doesn’t support General MIDI playback. So we could see the players, we could read polite offers to click somewhere to turn off the music, but we couldn’t hear anything. To stop the torture we installed a virtual machine with Microsoft Windows, an operating system I hoped to never see again. But if I have to choose no MIDI on Linux or MIDI on Windows, I’ll choose the second.

As a reward the first page I landed has got an Anthem in background: the Anthem of Chile. The site is about glorious events in Chile’s military history and hosted in the Pentagon neighborhood.

Original URL: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6110/


4 Responses to chile.mid

  • # drx 2011-02-21 22:15

    FREE SOFTWARE PEOPLE!

    Y U NO SUPPORT GENERAL MIDI?

  • # Chris Barts 2011-02-22 06:18

    Doesn’t Timidity work for you?

    The project homepage. You really should just use the package repos, though.

    This thread might be interesting.

  • # drx 2011-02-22 08:59

    Hey Chris, I know timidity, and even had it working some years ago. However the official repo support for it is really shabby, so if another web media player gets updated, MIDI stops to work etc … it was just many times easier to dig out the old WinXP CD and run vbox :) This also gives the benefit of having the glorious sounds from the original Microsoft General MIDI synth.


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