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In previous versions of Ubuntu, playing MIDI files "just worked"; Totem would open and play them. However, ever since I upgraded to Saucy it can no longer do this; instead it generates an error about a missing plugin. I've heard of some command line workarounds, but is there any way to make it just work as it did in earlier versions?

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Totem plays MIDI files on my system (Ubuntu 14.04) since I installed the package fluid-soundfont-gm. The package requires about 150 MB disk space.

The VideoLAN wiki https://wiki.videolan.org/Midi and this forum post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2146538&page=2 (answer by rubo77) recommend installing the package vlc-plugin-fluidsynth. The VLC package has fluid-soundfont-gm as a dependency, which is how I found fluid-soundfont-gm.

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Have you installed the gstreamer0.10-codecs-bad package in the software centre which handles midi files ? Generally on a new install I add the gstreamer good, bad and ugly codecs so that Totem can play almost everything I throw at it...

  • Yes, I already have that package installed. – Taymon Jan 10 '14 at 8:56

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