Published score playback issue on

• Mar 29, 2020 - 15:12


First off, I'm not completely sure my question belongs here or on a discussion group, but after realizing the issue most likely involves the editor software itself on my side, I've decided to ask here.

Over a week ago, I published my newest score (which can be found here: onto Moments after uploading the score, playback was not yet possible, as the score hadn't finished processing. After waiting for about 5 long hours, I was notified that it finished processing and was published. However, upon pressing the play button, the score failed to play.

It still fails to play, even over a week after publishing. Although I've had other scores where processing took longer than usual, I've never had to wait over a week; this makes me think something else is going on.

The score has many invisible tempo and dynamic markings, but I'm not sure how this translates to unsuccessful playback on after the score was published.

Please refer to my published score, linked above, to see if you can replicate the issue, or, if needed, see the .mscz file I attached. My specifics are also below:

OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Arch.: x86_64
MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 148e43f

Attachment Size
ELEGY.mscz 58.64 KB


In reply to by Nonchalantree

Because the uploading part isn't technically done by the software.
The software opens a mini-browser which opens a web-form from The contents and format of that window thus are entirely out of MuseScore's hands and into those of the online score sharing platform

I have had similar problems.

1> when you save the program in musecore, and restart the app, do you get a 'errors in score, 'ignore/continue' prompt? If you do, then the processing will most likely NOT work right.

2> are there any areas after upload that have '???' marks in them? For instance - in one of my uploads
( in measure 59) you see the ?????

When i first uploaded, there were several of these and the score would upload but not play. After removing several things I thought might be causing the problem (2 of them had to do with dynamics) and defaulting all sound fonts and effects, the score played properly

3> occassionally bugs out. I find on sunday evengings, for example, anything i upload tends to sound very 'compressed' and distorts easily. When i reupload during an early monday or tues morning, for whatever reason, it almoset always sounds better (though some pieces ALWAYS sound distorted, despite using the exact same synth and mixer settings on every single piece. Not sure why this is, and have not gotten a good answer from musescore).

hope some of this helps

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

The only thing different was the font size - not sure why it parsed it like that.

The previous version had ?!?!?!?! in several places where no fonts were changed; in 1 case the error was mine (had assigned a dynamic to individual voices differently, then recombined to 1 voice - so that was probably my fault). I cant reproduce that 'bug' either, so not sure what happened.

The other ?!?!?!?! was related to a massive 'drag' operation that wrapped a few voices over each other. Program didnt crash, but did not like it one bit!

In reply to by ptrtool1999

First of all, my issue has recently been solved. Please see

  1. No, this does not happen with my score. Sorry if this isn't much help.

  2. Once again, this is not the case with my score. However, I will tell you that I've stumbled upon this font size/??? "bug" before, as I was messing around on a different score a while ago. I can reproduce the details Jojo-Schmitz commented about in the Inspector by double-clicking any dynamic marking, backspacing all the letters, pressing ESC, then pressing CTRL+Z to undo the last command. I don't know if this reproduces your problem when you upload a score containing this manually edited dynamic marking, I just know that if you do these commands, the manually edited dynamic marking appears the nearly the same as in the screenshot Jojo-Schmitz attached.

  3. To be frank, I don't upload to often enough to see a problem with this; in my experience, all my scores sound the same, regardless of the day they were uploaded, if I'm understanding you correctly.

Thanks for your input.

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