The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136033   Message #3131718
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
09-Apr-11 - 12:03 AM
Thread Name: folkinfo is back-feb 2011
Subject: RE: folkinfo is back
Here's another one for you Geoff - something I meant to try a while ago but... Anyway, it's very much in it's alpha stages and it seems to need the odd click in the left panel to restore focus to highlight the words as the tune plays but just about "tryable", tempo change, pitch change, work and it works on both Vista and the Linux boxes I have here. folkplay

If you want to try... It requires a current version a of Java and abc2midi. Compiled versions of abc2midi can be obtained from the abc plus page.

Download and extract my zip file to a folder. Place a copy of the abc2midi executable in this folder. Run the jar file. Windows seems willing to do this with a double clik, on Linux, do java -jar folkplay.jar.

On the first run it will say the database needs creating. Click create and it should download and install the tables (actually a series of sql statements - like a mysql dump file) and the data from folkinfo (it's not enabled yet but it a future version should be able to check for updates and keep itself up to date).