I'm having an annoying problem when using Timidity in Windows MIDI driver mode, with Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard as the controller.

I can play fine just after starting VMPK, but once I leave it in the background and do other things and come back, I get massive lag (up to several seconds between hitting the key and hearing something) and massive stuttering too. However, once I restart VMPK (which restarts Timidity too), the problem goes away.

I can also reproduce this program every time by putting the computer to sleep for a few seconds, then resuming.

Has anyone else encountered this and know how to fix it? I have a suspicion about the way Timidity maintains time stamps, especially with all those global time stamps like last play time, which might go out of sync?   Also, I don't like how it uses double precision for timing - you lose 12bits of precision for a larger dynamic range that's not needed. It's convenient by using seconds, but why not  measure time in audio samples so that the code isn't littered with all those    (int)(sampleRate * t + 0.5)

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