Audio Export Format
Hi, this may be related to other posts I have read where audio exports are described as crackling? I was having this issue so did some digging.
I notice that the only wav export option is for 32-bit float, so I wonder if this is the problem for some users if the software being used for playback is expecting 16-bit PCM and treats the 32-bit float data as if it is? I have tested this and it does sound very crackly.
I have also done a bit of experimenting with Audacity by importing my exported Muse wav file and then re-exporting. Audacity has options for the export format and choosing 32-bit float (i.e. the same as the imported file) the header data in the file has additional chunks "fact" and "PEAK".
If I then export from Audacity as 16-bit PCM, the header data loses these additional chunks and the entire header is the 'expected' 44 bytes in length.
My guess is that at least some playback systems are only set up to play 16-bit PCM, Some may search for the "data" chunk, some may just assume the audio data starts at byte 44? So an easy solution would be to have this as an option for the export in MuseScore ... a basic 16-bit export with a 44 byte header?
It would also be nice if the 32-bit float exports form MuseScore and Audacity both produced the exact same file header data?