batch convert doesn't appear on Plugins menu

• Dec 12, 2022 - 01:26

Hi--Please pardon my inexperience. I have Musescore 3.6.2 and Windows 11. I downloaded the batch convert directory and copied it to the Program Files/Musescore 3/plugins directory. But when I open the Musescore Plugins menu, batch convert does not appear. The only options are the Manager and the Creator. Batch convert DOES appear within the Manager, suggesting that I installed the batch convert directory in the right place. What have I done wrong?


In reply to by jeetee

Thanks for your prompt response. I did read the page you cite, which permits installation in Program Files. It turns out that file placement was ok. The problem was that the batch convert plugin is presently incompatible with the Dark theme, since its black lettering and check boxes are invisible. Everything worked fine when I switched to the Light theme.

Look, I use MuseScore quite a bit and would consequently like to make a donation to the project, but there does not seem to be a way to do so.

In reply to by mfn

Well, your computer won't explode if you put the file in Program Files, so in that sense it's permitted :-), but it's definitely a very bad idea. It's a write-protected system folder for a reason, and you risk messing up your installation if you put files in there other than what the installer does. You also risk losing the file on each update to the program (although, going to MuseScore 4 soon, you'd need to reinstall anyhow). So definitely do yourself a favor and put the file where it belongs.

As for supporting the project, the best way to do that is to pay it forward and help others here! Also, you could consider a Pro account to the score-sharing website, which does help fund the development of MuseScore.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

There is indeed an issue with the dark mode.
I guess it is from the move to QtQuick.Controls 2.2.

I would see if I could tweak this.
In the meantime, I would suggest using a previous version. Or switching back to the light mode.

HS: I will do quick check if this QtQuick.Controls 2.2 is also the reason for plugins not to be displayed well under MS4: eams4.png

In reply to by parkingb

I confirm that MuseScore does not render correctly plugins in Dark mode using QtQuick.Controls 2.2. While it does render correctly the ones using QtQuick.Controls 1.x.

QtQuick.Controls 2.2


QtQuick.Controls 1.1


I don't know if it worths create a new issue for this...

MuseScore 4

The good news is that both are rendered correctly in MS4 (although long texts are still truncated)

QtQuick.Controls 2.2


QtQuick.Controls 1.1


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I've installed the batch convert plugin into Musescore 4. I can't get it to work. It shows a blank "Running..." screen with the Abort button at the bottom. See attachment. The files have were version 3.x files that I have Saved As new version 4 files. I've played with the various options (Export current score vs. opened scores, various target formats, etc.) to no avail. Any idea?

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