Request to control amount of padding added to audio export
For some reason when i export my files MuseScore is adding 2 seconds to the end. I was attempting to create a looping track and so I thought that Unity was the issue until I checked the audio file in VLC and found that there was an extra 2 seconds (ish).
I then googled RE MuseScore and found this:
Where the user states they were not using MIDI but all follow up was regarding MIDI's behaviour and teh fact that the user was using an outdated version. They seemed to have had the problem with all formats, I can confirm for WAV and OGG (I don't want licensing issues so I don't have the MP3 library).
I also found this:
Where apparently MuseScore stretched the actual music to fill an arbitrary file length that was 2 measure longer than the sheet music. The user added the 2 measures but for a looping sound this doesn't work for me. There does not appear to be any follow up.
So, what have I done? Here is my workflow:
- write music
- delete extra bars at end
- export to OGG
Along with all sorts of copying and pasting, sometimes I would also paste to extend the music but this has happened on 3 files of varying length one of which was a copy-paste from one file to another, followed by deletion of the remaining, unused, measures.
I did try to extend the number of measures and thus extend the loop but to no avail, there is still an extra 2 to 3 seconds added so long as there are notes in the final 2 measures. All files are 4/4 time with defaults left in tact.
Is there a place to specify a cutoff time? I checked the notes in the piano roll editor and they appear to stop by the end of the measure. Just to be sure I reduced the length from 1000 to 500 and I could here the quick die off. 2 measures are still added. Just to be sure I tried a final measure with a quarter rest at the end so nothing should be playing (ringing?) anymore. Still extra time added.
Repeated experimentation verifies that 2 measure seem to always be added unless the last 2 measures are completely empty.
Have I missed something? The length of my piece is 18 measures. Does it need to be divisible by a number like 8 perhaps? I tried 24 measures and still the same extra time is added. Can I disable padding?
Thanks in advance to whoever reads this!