Playback completely pauses during rests
S4 - Minor
...then continues from where it left off often making it sound like there's a grace note.
It happens during normal playback, adding / selecting notes, and in rendering.
Here is an example: http://www.queatz.com/files/b4m2.ogg
As you can hear it very much disrupts the flow of the music.
I noticed, as you will hear in the attached test.zip, that it only happens with some instruments and does not happen every time, like the very first note in the attached zip's ogg.
In the attachment there is a horn which does this pause while the strings do not.
Simple way to test:
1) New score, 1 Flute
2) Start adding notes
That alone already gives me artifacts.
Musescore 0-9-6 revision 3400
Linux using ALSA and Portaudio.
Have you tried using another soundfont?
I can't reproduce on Windows or mac with MuseScore 0.9.6.2
I tried it with TimGM, FluidR3_GM, and another and they all had the discontinuities with the horn but not the strings.
It is most noticeable with more reverb, perhaps workaround #7127: Need to change reverb/chorus in Mixer after changing soundfont.
Does it always happen in the same place in the music for you? Do you have other programs or computer activity running in the background? What computer are you running it on? RAM, CPU, etc.
2.4GHz Intel Dual-Core CPU
nVidia 9400GT Graphics Card
It happens every time with the test file horn section and when adding notes. Sometimes I have Firefox or another app open.
Someone had the same problem on the french forum on Ubuntu, but using Alsa directly and not via portaudio. he solved his problem by increasing the Period size to 1024 and Fragments to 8. Sampling rate stays at 48000.
I've tried changing those but it didn't make a difference in playback.
In earlier versions of MuseScore I could get playback sometimes without using Portaudio, but now no sound and it doesn't even begin playing (the blue line.)
Do you still have the same problem in the nightly builds?
As there has been no further information, I close this.