Media player won't play files (Windows 8)

• Sep 29, 2014 - 10:38

I have sent a file to a choir member who previously had musescore working really well and used it as a rehearsal aid but he has recently upgraded his computer to Windows 8 and now Media player won't play the file. I too have windows 8 so there should be no compatibility issues. Any help please??
Thanks Caz


In reply to by caz.bradley

No Windows Media Player would ever be able to play a MuseScore file (.mscz or .mscx), and none ever was.
They would be able to play .wav files exported from MuseScore, maybe even .ogg and/or .flac (if you have the corresponding codes installed), but that's about it. With 2.0 MuseScore could also produce .mp3, which would also play in Media Player

In reply to by caz.bradley

What actually produces the sound is the FluidSynth soudfont player.

Mediaplayer cannot play MuseScore files as they are essentially XML.

Mediaplayer is designed to play media files - eg MIDI or MP3.

What your friend needs to do is install Musescore in his new Windows 8 system. He will then be able to play MuseScore files you send him.

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