C++ library for parsing Standard MIDI Files

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Download the zip or tar file from the buttons at the top of the page and unpack and type make in the base directory of the midifile package.

Or if you use git, download on the terminal with these commands and compile with these commands:

git clone https://github.com/craigsapp/midifile
cd midifile

To update the souce code if you already have cloned previously, go into the midifile directory and type:

git pull
  1. Event timestamps can be converted between absolute or delta tick values with the MidiFile::deltaTicks and MidiFile::absoluteTicks functions.
  2. In absolute tick mode, messages can be inserted into tracks in any order and later sorted by timestamp with the MidiFile::sortTracks function.
  3. Multi-track files can be converted to a single track in a reversible process.
  4. Event performance times in seconds can be calculated from tick times and tempo meta messages with the MidiFile::doTimeAnalysis function.
  5. Durations of notes can be extracted using the MidiFile::linkNotePairs function. </ol> </details>
    Class documentation

    MidiFile:: Main interface for reading/writing Standard MIDI Files

      MidiEventList:: MidiFile track storage for MidiEvent lists

        MidiEvent:: (also inherits from MidiMessage) MidiMessage + timestamp

          MidiMessage:: (also inherits from vector<uchar>)

            Options:: Auxiliary class for command-line option parsing

            Binasc:: Helper class for ASCII MIDI file parsing