Implement ability to include count-in and metronome with export to audio file
I'd like to add my voice to those who've already requested the feature add of optionally including count-in and metronome clicks on exported audio files.
I understand that primary focus of MuseScore is (and should be) music composition. But the reality is that there are, I believe, many of us who use MuseScore to help us learn to play music selections. I'm a new musician (just over three years), and often find myself struggling with playing more complex rhythms from charts for which I don't have recordings to listen to (especially so for my instrument part within an ensemble). MuseScore has been a godsend for this. I enter the phrases I am struggling with into MuseScore, then play it - and viola, I can hear (and learn to play) the rhythms.
But it is frustrating that while I can enable count-in and metronome functions in the MuseScore player, I am unable to include these same functions when exporting the very same score to an audio file. Since the count-in and metronome functions are present somewhere in the code for playback, I'm puzzled why it isn't a reasonably straightforward task to make these available when exporting audio files as well. It would be ever so nice when I'm exporting a score to an audio file that I get presented with a dialog box that, like the built-in MuseScore player, gives me check boxes to selectively include count-in and metronome clicks, along with a slider to adjust metronome volume. Or just incorporate the settings currently active in the player - I could easily live with that (e.g., if I've enabled count-in and/or metronome at some volume level in the player configuration dialog box, use those same settings in audio file export operation to optionally include those functions in the exported audio.