No playback sound

• Mar 6, 2014 - 23:23

First of all, I am new to MuseScore.

I just created a simple score for bass voice, saved it, and then clicked to start the playback of the notes, but no sound. As far as I can tell there is no issue on my end relative to speakers and computer. I just feel that I am missing something totally simple with this. Is the only way to playback the notes to save the score as a midi or wav file?

MuseScore v1.3
OS X 10.9 Mavericks


After reading a couple of other posts, I tried the "revert to factory settings" option and that seemed to do the trick.

A few days ago I opened MuseScore to work on an earlier saved score. I tried everything I could, but no sound could be produced. My speakers are fine, and volume settings OK. Re-installing made no difference.
I thought the Factory Settings approach mentioned seemed a good option. Having opened all the Musescore folders, "bin" firstly, I can find no trace of an "exe" file and am now totally stumped.
Anybody help?

In reply to by ChurchOrganist

Thanks, ChurchOrganist.
You were right in part. For some reason the exe extension had fallen off . After restoring this, I attempted the "Revert to Factory Settings" procedure described in one of the links above. All went well until I added the " -F" to the musescore filename in the Run box, at which point I got the message "Windows cannot find '-F'.
These things always make one feel so stupid - which I wouldn't mind if I could get a result. No such luck, though.

Success! Thank you.
Spelling out nitty-gritty difficulties may just be another indicator of my own limitations, but it may just help others if I report that the " -F" - without the quotes - was not accepted as a straightforward add-on. For it to become accepted I had to type the complete location into a blank "run" box ie from "C:|....." through to mscore.exe" before adding the " -F" .
I thought I had lost MuseScore for good. Thanks again.

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