Here is a short Python program using the module pygame that lets you play a midi music file. Midi files are instrumental music files that pack a lot of good sound into a small file. They are very popular with web page designers.
# play .mid music files using PyGame on your computer's sound card # PyGame is free from: http://www.pygame.org/news.html # tested with Python25 and PyGame171 vegaseat 27aug2007 import pygame def play_music(music_file): """ stream music with mixer.music module in blocking manner this will stream the sound from disk while playing """ clock = pygame.time.Clock() try: pygame.mixer.music.load(music_file) print "Music file %s loaded!" % music_file except pygame.error: print "File %s not found! (%s)" % (music_file, pygame.get_error()) return pygame.mixer.music.play() while pygame.mixer.music.get_busy(): # check if playback has finished clock.tick(30) # pick a midi music file you have ... # (if not in working folder use full path) music_file = "Latin.mid" freq = 44100 # audio CD quality bitsize = -16 # unsigned 16 bit channels = 2 # 1 is mono, 2 is stereo buffer = 1024 # number of samples pygame.mixer.init(freq, bitsize, channels, buffer) # optional volume 0 to 1.0 pygame.mixer.music.set_volume(0.8) try: play_music(music_file) except KeyboardInterrupt: # if user hits Ctrl/C then exit # (works only in console mode) pygame.mixer.music.fadeout(1000) pygame.mixer.music.stop() raise SystemExit