wildmidi - Man Page

example player for libWildMidi






wildmidi [-bhlvwnst] [-c config-file] [-d audiodev] [-m volume-level] [-o wav-file] [-f frequency-Hz(MUS)] [-r sample-rate] [-g convert-xmi-type] midifile ...


This is a demonstration program to show the capabilities of libWildMidi.

midifile can be a MIDI type file in the HMI, HMP, MIDI, MUS or XMI formats and is processed by libWildMidi and the resulting audio is output by the player.

You can have more than one midifile on the command line and wildmidi will pass them to libWildMidi for processing, one after the other. You can also use wildcards, for example: wildmidi *.mid


-b | --reverb

Turns on an 8 point reverb engine that adds depth to the final mix.

-c config-file | --config config-file

Uses the configuration file stated by config-file instead of /etc/wildmidi/wildmidi.cfg

-d audiodev | --device=audiodev

Send the audio to audiodev instead of the default. ALSA defaults to the system "default" while OSS defaults to "/dev/dsp". Other environments do not support this option.

-h | --help

Displays command line options.

-f | --frequency

Use frequency F Hz for playback (MUS).

-g | --convert

Convert XMI: 0 - No Conversion (default)
            1 - MT32 to GM
            2 - MT32 to GS

-l | --log_vol

Some MIDI files have been recorded on hardware that uses a volume curve, making them sound really badly mixed on other MIDI devices. Use this option to use volume curves.

-m volume-level | --mastervol=volume-level

Set the overall volume level to volume-level. The minimum is 0 and the maximum is 127, with the default being 100.

-o wav-file | --wavout=wav-file

Records the audio in wav format to wav-file.

-r sndrate | --rate=sndrate

Set the audio output rate to sndrate. The default rate is 32072.

-n | --roundtempo

Round tempo to nearest whole number.

-s | --skipsilentstart

Skips any silence at the start of playback.

-v | --version

Display version and copyright information.

-x | --tomidi

Convert a MUS or an XMI file to midi and save to file.

Test Options

These options are not designed for general use. Instead these options are designed to make it easier to listen to specific sound samples.

Note: These options are not displayed by -h | --help

-k N | --test_bank=N

Set the test bank to N. Range is 0 to 127.

-p N | --test_patch=N

Set the test patch to N. Range is 0 to 127.

-t | --test_midi

Plays the built in test midi which plays all 127 notes.

User Interface

The player accepts limited user input that allows some interaction while playing midi files.


Turns the master volume up.


Turns the master volume down.


Turns enhanced resampling on and off.


Turns volume curves on and off.


Turns the final mix reverb on and off.


Play the next midi on the command line.


Save the currently playing file to a midi file. NOTE: This saves to the current directory.


Pause the playback. Note: since the audio is buffered it will stop when the audio buffer is empty.


Seek forward 1 second. Note: Clears active midi events and will only play midi events from after the new position.


Seek backwards 1 second. Note: Clears active midi events and will only play midi events from after the new position.


Quit wildmidi.

See Also



Chris Ison <chrisisonwildcode@gmail.com> Bret Curtis <psi29a@gmail.com>

Referenced By


10 March 2016 WildMidi Player