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NAME

       oss_midiloop - Loopback MIDI driver.

DESCRIPTION

       The  loopback  midi  driver makes it possible to create special purpose
       virtual midi devices based on user land server processes.

INTRODUCTION

       MIDI loopback devices are like named pipes or  pseudo  terminals.  They
       are  grouped  in client and server device pairs. The server side device
       must be open before the client side device can be opened.

   SERVER SIDE DEVICE
       The server side device is used by some special application (such  as  a
       software  based  MIDI  synthesizer)  to  receice  MIDI  events from the
       applications that want to play MIDI.

   CLIENT SIDE DEVICE
       Client applications such as MIDI players open the  client  side  device
       when  they need to play some MIDI stream (file). The client side device
       behaves like any "ordinary" MIDI device. However it  cannot  be  opened
       when there is no program connected to the server side.

COMPATIBILITY ISSUES

       MIDI  loopback  devices  differ  from  "normal" MIDI devices because an
       application is needed at the both ends of the  loop.  The  loop  device
       will  return  a  "Connection  reset  by peer" error (ECONNRESET) error.
       Applications designed to be used as loopback based server  applications
       can/should  use  this  error  (returned by read or write) as an end-of-
       stream indication.

OPTIONS

       o midiloop_instances:
              Specifies how many loopback client/server MIDI device  pairs  to
              be created.

              Values: 1-16
                     Default: 1

KNOWN PROBLEMS

       None

FILES

       /etc/oss4/conf/oss_midiloop.conf Device configuration file

AUTHOR

       4Front Technologies

                               27 September 2011               oss_midiloop(7)