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     smfplay — play a standard MIDI file


     smfplay [-mxy] [-g measure] [-d devname] [-i devname] midifile


     The smfplay utility plays a MIDI file. While playing, it can route events from one midi(4)
     device to another. To stop performance, send an interrupt signal to smfplay (for instance by
     pressing control ^C on the terminal).  The options are as follows:

     -m           Use metronome. The metronome will follow tempo changes and time signature
                  changes in the midi file.

     -x           Synchronise to an external midi(4) device. If the -i flag is used then playback
                  will be synchronised to the input device else it will be synchronised to the
                  default device.

     -y           Send midi timing information to the default device. Useful if the output device
                  is a slave MIDI sequencer.

     -g measure   Start playback at the given measure number.

     -d filename  Default midi(4) device on which to play the midi file. If not specified, the
                  content of the MIDIDEV environment variable will be used instead.

     -i filename  Alternate input midi(4) device. Voice events (notes, controllers, etc) received
                  on the input device will be sent as-is to the default device. Without this
                  flag, the default device will be used for input.

     The smfplay utility is an interface to midish(1).  If more specific features are needed, the
     user may consider using midish(1).


     The following will play mysong.mid on device /dev/rmidi4 and will use metronome.

           $ smfplay -m -d /dev/rmidi4 mysong.mid


     smfrec(1), midish(1), midiplay(1), midi(4)