Playing MIDI with Perl on Windows

Scott Walters scott at
Mon Aug 11 15:33:26 CDT 2003

Hrm, well, the MIDI port is just a serial port, really. I guess
this would help if you were using Linux/BSD/etc and could opt
not to use the higher levels of the protocol stack provided
by the OS in favor of your own.


On  0, Doug Miles <doug.miles at> wrote:
> Hey all!
> I'm looking for a solution to play MIDI files from Perl on Windows.  I'm 
> already aware of Win32API::MIDI on CPAN, but it requires Visual C++ to 
> compile, and I don't have that available.  There are other MIDI modules 
> on CPAN, but they appear to be concerned with generating/reading/munging 
> MIDI.  I was wondering if there is a way to do it using Win32::OLE.  I'm 
> woefully (or blissfully) ignorant of the Windows API, so any ideas are 
> appreciated.  Thanks!

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