Score won't play back anymore...

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Post by zicktom » Tue Nov 07, 2023 2:42 am

I don't know what I did wrong, but when I open a score that I've created, an announcement comes up that says, "This score uses the playback configuration 'General Midi (basic)". Do you want to switch to that configuration now?"

At this point I never know what to do. But when I make a decision, Yes or No, it seems to be the wrong one. It won't play back anymore.

Or maybe that announcement has nothing to do with why it won't play back. I'm so confused!!

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Post by MikeLyons » Tue Nov 07, 2023 9:15 am

Open the file, say no to the warning. Go into play-->playback devices-->audio engine options. Check if your normal playback device is listed. If not, this coukd be a device driver/sound card issue.
Make sure your drivers are up-to-date according to the manufacturer's website.
If this doesn't help, post the score here as a zip file.
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Post by zicktom » Wed Nov 08, 2023 11:30 pm

Thanks! Saying no to the warning worked!!

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