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Technical Question about the site's CSS

Hey. I'm working on a 'nightmode' style sheet for musescore.com. I'm using stylish for this purpose and while it's stil a work in progress, I have some questions about some elements on the website. In particular what contols the left white 'border' in ScoreView (mdl-player .viewerInner?). And mostley where can I find help for such questions, as the forum I belive is concerning the musescore application.
Best wishes. 

Composer / Arranger / Performer Connections

I have an idea for something that can be done at some level just with the existing Groups facility, but I thought I'd get some feedback on whether it makes sense to have more structural support on the site.  Or maybe you can just point me to where this is already happening :-)

The idea is this: there are composers and arrangers who are writing music they want to hear performed by real ensembles, and there are ensembles out there looking for new music to perform.  Why not create a mechanism to connect them?

Obviously, there is a lot of music on this site for people to download and try to play, but not all of it is actually designed for performance.  The instrumentation often doesn't match that of any common ensemble formats, parts are not generated or edited to print reasonably, etc.  That's not a bad thing, but it does make this music not that well suited for ensembles looking for print-ready music.  So just finding the music actually designed for live performance is a challenge.

Also, there is no straightforward way to search the site for music of a particular ensemble type (string quartet, jazz big band, SATB choir, etc).  I mean, if I want string quartet music, I can filter on scores of 4 instruments that include violin, viola, and cello, and that does OK, but this isn't really a viable way to search for other common ensemble formats.  I see on the left sidebar of the Community page there is "Orchestra" and "Band" under "Styles and Categories", but that's about it.  If I want brass quintet, the best I can do is try to find a matching a group using the site search facility.  But maybe there aren't any good matches, or there is a group but it mostly dead, or there are multiple competing groups.  And in any case, many of the scores do not have formatted parts available, so they really aren't suited for musicians looking for music to perform.

So what I'm wanting to see is something like a set of moderated groups for specific ensemble formats, organized on the left sidebar of the Community page in the same way we have Styles & Categories.  Moderation would be to ensure that music added to the group actually fits the ensemble format and has print-ready parts.  I can certainly just create some groups and hope for the best, but I do think this sort of site support would be helpful.

My goal is to provide a place for ensemble musical directors (I'm one of those!) to find suitable music more easily, and also provide ways for the creators on this site (I'm one of those, too!) to get their music performed.  Hopefully, also some incentive for people to start thinking along those lines and going out of their way to write for these types of ensembles.

Thoughts?

RECURRING audio & uploading issue

So, my most recent piece Fuscous currently has no audio, even though when I uploaded it last night, it did. The audio quality was not the same as when I listened to it on musescore, it sounded like a 240p version of the soundfont. Can anyone help me here?

Also, I need to upload pieces 4-5 times before they'll even correctly work with audio, and with Fuscous, it took me 8 tries.
How can this be fixed?

"Send to YouTube" function truncates description

The "Send to YouTube" function appears to incorrectly truncate the description sent to YouTube to ~1,990 characters. Of the last three scores sent, the descriptions have been truncated to 1992, 1988 & 1997 characters respectively.

YouTube allows  5,000 characters in the description.

This arbitrary  limit requires me to edit each VideoScore sent to YouTube and replace the truncated description with the original one; an error-prone additional step.

Score Playback on Mobile

I don’t know if anyone else is having this issue, but whenever I play a score on MuseScore in the browser (Safari for example), the score will play, but then it will just jump back to the beginning after a while. I even tried downloading the MP3 file on my phone, but it does the same thing. Is it something with my phone or what’s going on here? Thanks!

Play uploaded score on musescore.com with Apple

I'm testing musescore.com as an environment for uploading rehearsal files for our choir. 
On a PC scores play okay after you set the audio source to synth so you can listen to your own part (SATB).
When we do this on an Apple Ipad or Imac there is no sound at all.
You can only play with Musescore audio source but then you get all the parts instead of separate parts.

Anyone know a solution for this problem?

Playback unexpectedly jumps to start

 SInce FEB 7, 2019 On IOS devices (IPAD & IPHONE) Playback unexpectedly jumps to start, pause, play and page selector not working. Tested on many devices: same result. Tested on a lot of private sheet music: same result. Tested on random sheet music in the Community: same result. Tested sheet music used for test on IOS played succesfully on Windows 7, 10 & Android devices. EX of sheet music used for test: 
https://musescore.com/user/25853941/scores/5385692
. No work around found.Test files used was playing correctly before FEB 7, 2019. Tried to update IOS 12.1.4: same unsuccesful result.