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Re: midi2ly

From: bubbag
Subject: Re: midi2ly
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:30:29 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Mats. You were right my problem was with the syntax; and, importing files from midi is not going to save much work. Another problem is that not all Type 1 midi files are recognized by midi2ly. Conversely the midi files created by Lilypond are not recognized by my Windows based notation program( an old version of Cakewalk). They are recognized by Windows Media Player and Winamp. This is all very interesting. I am not a programmer, but I am quickly getting used to the syntax in Lilypond. It is very intuitive, and aside from a few minor inconveniences, it is a wonderful tool. Thanks for your help.

--- Mats Bengtsson <address@hidden> wrote:

From: Mats Bengtsson <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 12:21:58 +0200
To: address@hidden
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: midi2ly

My guess is that your real problem is a lack of understanding about the
file system structure
in Cygwin (which is the LINUX like system that you run when you use the
Cygwin command
prompt). When you start the Cygwin command prompt, you will be in your
Cygwin home directory,
which is the folder with your login name located below C:cygwinhome.
So, you could either
use that as your working directory, i.e. move your MIDI files there, or
you could change working
directory using the command 'cd'. The conventions are slightly different
than usual Windows. For
example, to move to the folder to C:Documents and
SettingsubbagDesktop, you should
run the command
cd /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/bubbag/Desktop/

Having said all this, I can warn you that you probably will not find
midi2ly that useful anyway,
since a MIDI file only contains a small part of the information
contained in a normal printed
score and it also is tricky for a program to get the rhythm right unless
the MIDI file was produced
by some other notation program.



address@hidden wrote:

> I have just begun to use Lilypond, and I must say that the output I've
> gotten so far is truly beautiful. I cannot seem to import midi files
> with midi2ly. Can someone please explain the proceedure to me. I have
> tried many different combinations and continue to get error messages
> such: as file does not exist etc. I am running Winows Xp SP-2. I am
> certain that when I see how it's done that I will feel a little foolish.
> Thanks in advance,
> Pat Gainer
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