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NAME

       midicopy - Copy selected track, channel, time interval of a MIDI file to another MIDI file

SYNOPSIS

       midicopy  [-ver]  [-trks  n1,n2,..] [-chans n1,n2,...]    [-from n (in midi ticks)] [-to n
       (in midi ticks)]    [-fromsec %f n (in seconds)] [-tosec n (in seconds)]    [-frombeat  %f
       n (in beats)] [-tosec n (in beats)]    [-replace trk,loc,val] input.mid output.mid

DESCRIPTION

       midicopy  is  used  to  copy  part  of  a MIDI file to another MIDI file. You can select a
       particular time interval, particular channels, and particular tracks or any  combinations.
       If  one  or both of the run time parameters -from or -to are included, the program returns
       the playing time in seconds of the output file.  Midicopy was developed by Seymour  Shlien
       from     the     midifilelib     distribution     available    from    http://www.harmony-
       central.com/MIDI/midifilelib.tar.gz.

OPTIONS

       -ver   prints version number and then exits

       -trks n
              Selects the tracks to be copied where the track numbers start from 1.  If more than
              one  track is specified, they should be separated by commas. You should always copy
              track 1 since by convention it contains information  pertinent  to  all  the  other
              tracks. By default all tracks are copied unless you specify particular tracks using
              this run time parameter.

       -chns n
              Like above, it specifies the MIDI channels to be copied. By  default  all  channels
              are copied. Channel numbers also start from 1.

       -from n
              The  program  will  copy  all  MIDI  commands starting from midi pulse number n. By
              default it will start from time zero or the beginning of the MIDI file.

       -to n  Stops copying all events after midi pulse number n. By default the file  is  copied
              to the end.

       -frombeat n
              The  program  will  copy  all MIDI commands starting from quarter beat number n. By
              default it will start from time zero or the beginning of the MIDI file.

       -tobeat n
              Stops copying all events after quarter beat number n. By default the file is copied
              to the end.

       -fromsec n
              The program will copy all MIDI commands starting from time n in seconds.

       -tosec n
              Stops  copying  all events after time n in seconds. These two options (-fromsec and
              -tosec) do not work accurately if the MIDI file has more than  one  tempo  command.
              Only  the  first  one  is used for converting seconds into MIDI pulse units.  It is
              therefore preferable to use the -from and -to options.

       -replace trk,loc,val
              This option should be used alone. Midicopy  will  copy  the  entire  file  verbatim
              except  it  will  replace a byte by val, where the byte is located in the specified
              track (trk) and specified position  (loc).  Commonly  this  function  is  used  for
              changing  a  particular MIDI program number (instrument) associated with a channel.
              You need to know the byte count in the track of that parameter in order to use this
              function,

EXAMPLE

       midicopy.exe  -trks  1,5  -from  2669  -to 8634 uzicko.mid fragment.mid Midicopy will copy
       tracks 1 and 5 starting from midi pulse position 2669 and ending at  MIDI  pulse  position
       8634.

SEE ALSO

       abcmtex(1), abc2abc(1), abc2midi(1), midi2abc(1) ,yaps(1)

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Seymour Shlien.

VERSION

       This man page describes midicopy version 1.04 from September 19 2005.

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