[Trunk] Default SoundFont doesn't sound or appear in Synthesiser, nor does a chosen one appear

• Aug 5, 2011 - 15:47
S4 - Minor

1. Open 'Preferences'.
2. Go to 'I/O'.
3. Choose external SoundFont in 'Default SoundFont'.
4. OK.
5. Quit MuseScore.
6. Open MuseScore.
7. Open 'Preferences'.
8. Go to 'I/O'.

Expected result: Selected SoundFont is used if there isn't one selected for a score in 'Synthesiser'.
Actual result: Internal SoundFont is selected (inside of chosen one), but doesn't sound or appear in 'Synthesiser'.

Using MuseScore 2.0 Nightly Build (4641) - Mac 10.6.8.


Is http://musescore.org/en/node/11473 just preventing working around
the failure to use the bundle's included sound font?

All tested nightly builds fail to play scored instrument note sounds on
Mac OS X 10.6.8 for me. Metronome sounds play, however.

MuseScore Nightlies tried:
o MuseScoreNightly-4848.dmg
o MuseScoreNightly-4866.dmg
o MuseScoreNightly-4867.dmg
o MuseScoreNightly-4868.dmg
o MuseScoreNightly-4873.dmg

Common problem with all nightlies above:
o Metronome clicks, but no scored note sounds play.
o Piano keyboard panel mouse presses are also silent.
o It is not possible to set another default sound font in the I/O
pane of Preferences likely due to

Kludgy Workaround:
o Add a sound font using the Synthesizer window to each score that
needs to have notes sound. The TimGM6mb.sf2 sound font from within
the application bundle works when it's added this way.
o This does not work around the lack of sound on the Piano keyboard

System info:
Mac OS X 10.6.8
Running as a non-admin user

Here's some more debug output from a fresh install (prefs wiped):
1) cd ~/Applications/MuseScoreNightly-4873.app/Contents/MacOS && \
./mscore -d |& tee mscore.out.txt
2) Click Start in the MuseScore Connect pane
3) Click "Open In MuseScore" from a score
4) Click on Metronome icon in bar to turn it on
5) Click on play icon in bar to begin playback. Confirm metronome
clicks but scored notes do not sound. Stop playback and quit.

Contents of mscore.out.txt after the above steps attached.

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