PurpleToad • Dec 5, 2013 what does it do? Comments [user=67638]Roland Bouman[/user] Taking a wild guess: it is supposed to convert a score in PDF format (say, a scan) into a musescore file? I just tried to use it to import a musescore generated PDF file. The web page says I now have 4 of 5 "conversion slots" open, and that the PDF is cued. I wonder what happens next. UPDATE: after a minute or so, when I refresh the http://musescore.com/import page, it shows a "status" column, with a link called "success". When I download that, it gets me a "score.xml" file. I can open the score.xml file, and it gives me a pretty accurate musescore transcription of the PDF. It's not perfect (I'm missing a note here and there, and it adds some extra articulation symbols), but it's actually quite good apart from that. Obviously this is only a proof of concept, I wonder what it does with actual scanned scores. Tips: You can download loads and loads and loads of scores in PDF format from http://imslp.org/ Let's all try and use this thread to inform each other of the results. Let's be kind to the musescore site and use only small PDFs for now, I'm sure at this point we want to test the quality of the transcription, not the scalability of the site. [user=67638]Roland Bouman[/user] Ok - experiment: Johann Sebastian Bach, Fuge in C-Dur (BWV anh 89), soure: http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/d/d0/IMSLP91053-PMLP187029-BWV_Anh_089.pdf result: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzdLoKoT3p_eMHAtZkt5dy1tTlk/edit?usp=sharing (I marked errors in red for the first page) [user=34901]PurpleToad[/user] oooh awesome! [user=23930]Jojo-Schmitz[/user] See the developers# mailing list: http://dev-list.musescore.org/OMR-features-tt7578496.html#a7578513 [user=84628]trig-ger[/user] This is an issue report. The first pdf file I tried is https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5alKuFoSol2TGtaczczOW1XWnM/edit?usp=sharing It has been successfully converted to xml: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5alKuFoSol2bUxNUGNhN2xZcGc/edit?usp=sharing But during the import of the generated xml file into MuseScore the error message appears "...file is not a valid MusicXML file", because there is a zero duration in xml file, line 2408: <note> <rest/> <duration>0</duration> <voice>1</voice> <staff>1</staff> </note> If force the import - MuseScore crashes in Fraction class: _denominator == 0 [user=1]Thomas[/user] Hey everyone, As some of you have discovered by now, we released a new feature on this site which allows you to convert your PDF sheet music to a digital score which can be opened into MuseScore. Currently this digital format is MusicXML with the file extension .xml. So give it a try, upload a pdf file and download the .xml file. With the early tests thus far we identified already a couple of problems, such as slow handling of large pdf files. We will iron these problems out in the next days. Note: what this feature won't do is directly publish the digital score on musescore.com. The digital score is meant to be opened in MuseScore so you can edit it further. More information very soon. [user=23930]Jojo-Schmitz[/user] not publishing them is actually a good thing, as that would might bust the non-pro account limit of 5 scores ;-) [user=67638]Roland Bouman[/user] Problem! I tried to import these files from IMSLP (kunst der fuge): IMSLP07803-BWV1080_Graeser_1-5.pdf IMSLP02148-BWV1080_Other.pdf IMSLP02147-BWV1080_11-14.pdf IMSLP02146-BWV1080_6-10.pdf These are not particularly large, around 2-3 MB each. Each of them failed afer about an hour with the status "unsuccesful". (my guess is musescore site aborted the job because it took too long?) I will edit this post later to send the links to reproduce. [user=55385]saxgrrrl[/user] At last! I've been waiting for this feature, thank you. I've just imported a 2 page chart for Tenor Saxophone (originally created in Sibelius, and emailed to me as a .pdf) The conversion happened faster than I expected, musescore launched the new score automatically so I didn't need to recieve a notification. The key, time signature, pitches and values and accidentals were accurate. Multi-measure rests did not appear, neither did staccato marks (but ufermata did!). So it only took me few minutes to make the repairs and format the chart to fit 1 page - which is how I like it, so there is less page flipping needed on the bandstand. Yay! Thanks. [user=1]Thomas[/user] Glad to read it worked out for you saxgrrrl. Spread the word! [user=34508]MaeThePirate[/user] I have a PDF that wouldn't work, it would just never stop loading, I never thought to report it here... I'll try again to see if it works! [user=143038]AvarTweet[/user] note it still in exparemental stage. [user=47861]falsefruit[/user] Yep. The PDF converter is still experimental. Out of 4 tries, I got one sucessful convert. The score looks like a somewhat-cleaned-up MIDI. Pretty interesting; I hope this gets further developed and more accurate. [user=172333]joandyer[/user] I would love for this to work .... I uploaded4 files. The first two failed, the second two succeeded and I was given the option of downloading. How can I obtain information as to where the failures happen? I do get email for the successes but silence for the failures. [user=94556]MichaelNbg[/user] I just discovered this PDF import feature. I gave it a try which ended "not successful" - what I expected. I have some experiences with music recognition software. None is perfect but some have their value (I had the best results with Capella Scan). I also tested Audiveris a while ago with high quality scans and to me it's scrap (well you might answer it's free and you mustn't complain about free software - but this doesn't change the fact that it's just scrap). [user=1476881]morninlark[/user] I was so happy when I discovered the Import, but unfortunately I always get the Error messages that my PDF would not be a PDF ("does not fit the bill"), for ALL my PDFs. Am I missing something obvious here? [user=1]Thomas[/user] @morninlark please reach out to us (support at musescore dot com) with an example of a PDF which is not accepted. [user=4060226]Kelly Irvin[/user] Trying this out for the first time, today. I'm getting the same error as morninlark who posted on February 6, 2015. No matter how I save my file to PDF from a scan, the uploader reports the file not to be a recognizable PDF. "This page accepts the following file type(s): PDF File - music file.pdf does not register as an accepted file type." [user=1112191]OEST[/user] It was years ago when cappella scan entered the market and I bought that Programm. I found that in most cases it is more effizient to edit the scores using a different software than scanning and trying to correct all the failures in cappella. Shortly I found the Android APP NotateMe Now and was surprised about the good result. It works on photos you take or on jpg files as far I have tested. In any case the quality of the source must be high. The result can be exported as XML. The free Version only accepts single parts, no full scores. I tested 2 files jpg with NotateMe then printed both to PDF and tested the converter here. No results from here but acceptable ones from NotateMe. Perhaps it is a better idea to work picture formats then in Pdf [user=5793061]Katrina Trigari[/user] I played around a bit when some of my pdf's got uploaded but weren't successful. I had repeated failures until I changed the pdf's from 2 page spreads to single page images and removed the title page. After that I had no issues at all. The results have been pretty good, though trills aren't recognised and some times the time signatures were messed up when moving between movements. [user=5353901]bongobongo[/user] this one failed, a very basic one, will try later (for Thomas) http://www.pulsebeatmusic.com/docs/Lolo%20rhythm%20from%20Guinea.pdf [user=518821]jillllee[/user] All of my PDF's have failed, but from what I am getting from the posts, I can try scanning the PDF's then Importing? Do I have that right or is there something else I should know? Any help is appreciated. [user=7096196]feelslikealice[/user] all my pdf scans have failed regardless of pages (i.e. i tried a 1 pager) [user=30310]flora.trevino[/user] I imported a pdf file and converted to museescore file, I ended up with extra rests I can't take out. It rearranges the measures changing the time signature. How can I edit and delete the extra beats some measures have? [user=11365821]Ryan Brittingham[/user] Hi guys Late to the party! Been trying to get my scanned scores that i have converted using the import page. every time i just get errors and nothing comes up. i get a load error then file corrupt message as soon as i open the .mscz file. any help would be greatly appreaciated. [user=4384446]airbonept[/user] Any tips or advice for converting a studio orchestra score into a .mscz file? After completing the project, I created a lead sheet with the same title and saved it, which overrode the original score. Unfortunately, I've reset my laptop since then (to improve performance), so finding an older version of the file is out of the question. [user=428741]Smooth8814[/user] This works mostly great [user=31738534]mayajt[/user] This really did not work well. The imported PDF was all wrong, missing ties and slurs and with strange annotations and markings. Sometimes the notes were even wrong, or in the wrong octave, and MuseScore assumed I wanted this to be a sung song with "voices." (I didn't - it's a piano part!) Will this be fixed at any point? [user=9315326]cpfred[/user] Have there been any updates or fixes to this? I am trying to pull in a pdf so I can transpose into a different key.