[CM] Playing MIDI files in CYGWIN/XP

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 13:22:31 -0500

first, why not just download a clisp win32 binary? you can use it  
with XEmacs. i think this is one:


> My problem is that the MIDI play functions don't work.  OSS-PLAY- 
> MIDI-FILE doesn't work because "playmidi" doesn't exist.

figure out what the pathname is to the windows "media player" exe is  
and set cm's *midi-player* variable to that. i think you can use  
unix / for the directory character in clisp.

(defparameter *midi-player* "c:/program files/whatever.exe")

this used to work without problem (i dont have a windows machine to  
test for you, sorry)

you can put this *midi-player* definition in a ".cminit.lisp" file in  
your home directory (whatever windows thinks that is!) or change it  
in the system  source file cm/src/midi2.scm. the next time you start  
cm it will regenerate the .lisp source from .scm, compile and load  
the file and your changes will be there.