[trunk] Soundfont disabled when reseting preferences

• Oct 11, 2010 - 03:20
S4 - Minor

Steps to reproduce bug
1. Edit > Preferences...
2. Click on "Reset to Default"
3. File > Quit
4. Restart MuseScore
5. Display > Synthesizer

Expected behavior: "TimGM6mb.sf2" SoundFont should be listed.

Actual behavior: No SoundFont is listed.

MuseScore version: r. 3570 trunk, self-built

(Operating System: Windows 7)


I was just going to report this for the nightly build, R4275. The problem appears to be an incorrect path in preferences. My prefs, under I/O, shows this path:

E:/To Work/MuseScore v2.00//sound/TimGM6mb.sf2

Note the extra "/" before "sound". This should be easy to fix.

I've had a similar problem with Version 1.0 which was not present with earlier versions, AFAIK. As a non-expert, I wasn't sure how I could edit the preferences, as above, because I couldn't see how to get into them. But I tried going back up a level in the synth settings box, to 'MuseScore'. I found that instead of templates there is another option, C:/Program Files/MuseScore/sound/TimGM6mb.sf2. I inserted that and it worked immediately. This would be consistent with the wrong // text, I would have thought. Will r4278 be incorporated in an update shortly? - I would have thought many new non-technical users might not realise how to fix this in v1.0.

@chrisbrimley what was the problem in 1.0 ? Can you post more info on the forum : http://musescore.org/en/forum ?
It's more likely a different bug.

r4278 is part of the MuseScore development branch and will not be release soon. It will be release as MuseScore 2.0.
If you encounter a bug in 1.0, it could be fixed in 1.1 if you report it and we can fix it.

Yes I posted another comment on http://musescore.org/en/node/10614, with details, as I thought this might well be the same cause.

On start-up, I get the following error message:

Loading Sound Font
"c:/Program Files/MuseScore/templates/leadsheet.mscx"

Failed. Playback will be disabled.

Go to Display>Synthesiser and check that the file location is correct

On trying that, there's nothing there, but if I go up a level or two, and just reset the paths suggested, it works temporarily until the programme is closed. As I say, the // issue would seem to me to be quite likely a cause of this symptom.

This is a new problem with 1.0 for me. I run XP Home Ed V5.1 SP3. Hope this helps.