Playing sound samples in Wikipedia

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When trying to play the sample sounds at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_ (musical_note)#Middle_C
the effort fails with

Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format "MIDI" (MIDI Audio)

Is it possible to fix this? I've never tinkered with
sound on the Pi apart from playing YouTube videos and
haven't a clue where to start.

This is on a Pi 4 running  
Linux raspberrypi 5.4.83-v7l+ #1379 SMP Mon Dec 14 13:11:54 GMT 2020  
armv7l GNU/Linux

Thanks for reading,

bob prohaska


Re: Playing sound samples in Wikipedia
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Midi is not sound.
It is just a instruction to use instrument x with note y.
Each midi player sounds different.

Download midi file and get some kind of midi player.
You will have to find something called "soundfont".
This is a database with sampled instruments.
Or connect it with sythesizer to use it as midi
player.

Re: Playing sound samples in Wikipedia
Op 02-02-2021 om 03:42 schreef Nikolaj Lazic:
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Yes, but VLC can do this. Explained on its wiki:  
https://wiki.videolan.org/Midi/

Which was the first google hit for "vlc midi" ...

Re: Playing sound samples in Wikipedia
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Seemingly no, the key was "fluidsynth", apt did the rest.

Thanks to all!

bob prohaska
  
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