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Re: [fluid-dev] Defining a standard directory for soundfonts

From: Ebrahim Mayat
Subject: Re: [fluid-dev] Defining a standard directory for soundfonts
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:52:43 -0400

On Sep 7, 2011, at 12:42 AM, David Henningsson wrote:
Ok, good point. Maybe there are a usage cases for both?

Thanks also to Pedro and Orcan for looking up the current situation in major distros. Let me summarise:

Debian (and derivatives such as Ubuntu):
Directory: /usr/share/sounds/sf2
File: N/A

Directory: /usr/share/soundfonts
File: /usr/share/soundfonts/default.sf2

Directory: /usr/share/sounds/sf2
File: N/A, but can be set by user through a SOUNDFONT_FILES environment variable

Directory: /usr/share/soundfonts
File: N/A

Maybe reach out to distro maintainers and ask for their opinion on the matter?

And btw, what about Mac / Windows / other platforms?


On OS X the soundfont used for the QuickTime Player is placed in the ~/ Library/Audio/Sounds/Banks/ directory though fluidsynth works using any other directory when called from the command line.


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