Allow Bluetooth-, other Sound- and MIDI-devices to be turned on after MuseScore loads

• Nov 4, 2018 - 21:39
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Using MuseScore 2.3.2 on a Mac.

If I have MuseScore open, and I connect a bluetooth speaker or headphones, the audio won't play out of that device, even when I check my computer's sound settings to make sure that the audio output is set to the bluetooth device.

This is not an issue when plugging an audio device into the audio jack. I recently upgraded my OS to macOS Mojave, but this issue was also present before the update.

A current workaround is to quit MuseScore, and reopen it after the bluetooth device is connected.

I'm looking to get involved as a dev on this project, but I haven't become too familiar with it yet. Could someone point me at a good place to start resolving this issue?


Comments

Title Doesn't switch to Bluetooth audio device Allow Bluetooth and MIDI devices to be turned on after MuseScore loads
Severity S4 - Minor S5 - Suggestion

Bluetooth and midi devices have to be plugged in and turned on prior to starting MuseScore. This is a known, documented limitation. Perhaps this should be changed to S5-Suggestion for it to be fixed, rather than a bogus bug report. I'm not a programmer, so I don't know what's causing this limitation.

Reported version 2.3  

An easier workaround is to toggle (off and back on) the MIDI button in the toolbar (looks like a 5-pin DIN connector).
Or to use Preferences > I/O > Restart Audio and MIDI devices

Title Allow Bluetooth and MIDI devices to be turned on after MuseScore loads Allow Bluetooth-, other Sound-and MIDI-devices to be turned on after MuseScore loads
Title Allow Bluetooth-, other Sound-and MIDI-devices to be turned on after MuseScore loads Allow Bluetooth-, other Sound- and MIDI-devices to be turned on after MuseScore loads

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Workaround Yes No

It doesn't seems to work. Maybe this is an unsolved issue in Musescore (the fact that there are no output devices in Preferences > I/O when I connect my Bluetooth headphones). I say this because I investigated a lot about this problem, and I didn't find a solution. I mean, there is not an answer that solve this.
I'll leave you an image below so you can see the problem. When I click the Device box ("Dispositivo"), no option is displayed. It's like an useless box when my Bluetooth device is connected.
Anyway. I hope this problem can be solved. This software is amazing anyway. Thanks for the great work. I hope I can understand the code in a future to join this community.