Page updated: Sept 24, 2004.
TiMidity plays MIDI and Module (.MOD) files. It does it in software without depending on any hardware MIDI support your soundcard might have. Sound quaility can be much higher because it limited by your CPU's power and memory rather then your soundcard's power and memory.
TiMidity usally comes as a stand alone player. TiMidity MCD is a special version that installs at part of OS/2 Multimedia system so that most applications that played MIDI files through your soundcard before, now can play MIDIs through TiMidity at a higher quality. This includes the Multimedia Workplace Shell objects and the Plug-in pack for Netscape.
Bug: Be aware that there is if you play a MIDI using the Player menu item of a MIDI file or the MIDI app from the multimedia folder it will cause the Workplace Shell to crash. It you play a MIDI by double clicking it directly it will work. After you've played it once, the other methods of playing MIDI files will then work.
Sept 24th, 2004: There has been a further update to the install files for eComstation 2.1 users.
Aug 31th, 2004: Change version in one place in the install files from 2.10.4 to 2.0.4 for eComstation 2.1 users. IBM's documentation suggests 2.10.4 should be allowed, but IBM's code only allocates 5 charactors for the version number.
Dec 13th, 2001: Adding files that should allow installation to work. I wonder how long they've been missing...
Dec 11th, 2001: Another update to TiMidity MCD 2.10.4. Fixes:
TIMIDITYDIR to allow the
timidity.cfg to be somewhere other then
Nov 27th, 2001: I've released TiMidity MCD, version 2.10.4. New features:
Oct 11th, 2001: I'm releasing a text-mode version of TiMidity 2.10.4. This isn't a MCD version. It supports more types of module files, playing files from inside zip and other archives, playing files directly off the web, a "ncurses" text mode interface and a much cleaner port.
2.9.1. Text version.
Sample patches and MIDIs
TiMidity, version 0.9i. Text and PM versions (source code)
TiMidity MCD, version 0.9i
emx runtime libary
MMOS/2 Header files for EMX Only required to compile.
dgguspat patch set (5 MB)
Eawpatches high quality patch set Uses rar compression.
Additional patches at leo.org
MMIOMP3 Lets you play mpeg audio files (mp3/mp2/mpa) using OS/2 Multimedia. (I recommend this completely without bias :-)