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Djard
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   Posted 1/20/2016 4:55 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
If I leave a document open, on which I am working for several days, eventually playback is lost. I then must restart Finale to regain playback. Has anybody experienced this problem and found a solution?


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   Posted 1/20/2016 5:07 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Try "Reload MIDI Driver" from the MIDI/Audio menu.


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   Posted 1/20/2016 8:23 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Since I never leave Finale open for several days, I can't say that I have any direct advice. However, Reload MIDI Driver works if you are using MIDI. I'm not sure that it works if using Aria. I occasionally lose Aria playback, which is audio playback, as opposed to MIDI. In that case, simply restarting Finale is not enough. It requires a system re-boot.

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   Posted 1/22/2016 5:47 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks. Knowing that the problem is a Finale bug is helpful as then I will not waste time seeking a solution. As I said in another post, I'd like to see MakeMusic focus on fixing existing bugs before working on adding new features.


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   Posted 1/22/2016 5:52 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Djard said...
I'd like to see MakeMusic focus on fixing existing bugs before working on adding new features.

Not to pile on, but I have to agree. To be fair, I do like working in Finale. I find that playback is much better in Finale 2014.5 than in previous versions that I've used, and I like some of the added features and fine-tuning of operations that I often use. But there are so many apparent bugs and their workarounds, the difference between workarounds and correct procedures for many operations seems indistinct.


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   Posted 1/22/2016 6:51 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I don't think having something go awry when I leave a program open for days is necessarily a bug with the program.


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   Posted 1/23/2016 3:25 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Derrek said...
I don't think having something go awry when I leave a program open for days is necessarily a bug with the program.


I'm with Derrek on this one. It's "good hygiene" to shut things down when not using them.


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   Posted 1/23/2016 3:48 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I run Finale on a laptop having given up big and bulky workstations in a fit of downsizing when I ended my relationship with Windows Xp.

I've found that over time (by itself, many hours, but much shorter if you have a lot of windows open), Finale can become something of a memory "hog". Even running all by itself, it can slowly expand and take over your cpu cycles quite effectively if you let it. (I just peeked into Task Mangler and see that Finale is using up nearly 70% of my memory, which doesn`t leave a lot for anything else.- like this note. Because restarting Finale (which I use with a whacking amount of vst`s) reduces the footprint substantially, I believe that the space is being held up by little automated bits and pieces (subroutines) which I use once, but are held in the volatile memory so as to be more quickly re-accessed a second, third or fourth time.

Since I discovered it, my little workaround has been to save (often), leave as few other apps open and running as possible, and at the first sign of trouble (usually an unexpected drop-out on playback), reboot Finale, which returns it to it`s original, much more compact footprint.

So far (fingers crossed), it has worked well, and although I lose a few minutes work every once in a while, I have yet to lose anything substantial.

For what it`s worth.


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   Posted 1/23/2016 3:56 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
My guess would be a memory leak--dynamic memory allocated and never returned--rather than cacheing of subroutines.


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   Posted 1/27/2016 6:30 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks for the suggestion to try reloading MIDI Driver. Unfortunately that did not solve the problem.

The purpose of Windows' "Sleep" mode is to resume work upon demand: the mode lets me continue composing, capturing a phrase that comes to mind, without firstly having to launch a file manager, navigate to the document then wait for Finale to load. The sleep mode is merely a pause and all my other major apps, like Paint Shop Pro X8 and video editors respect the function. The comments by bvstudios are correct as Finale does not honor the intended pause by percolating in the background. I never get an 'OutOfMemoryException' with other apps.

Since I don't want to mess with debugging, the solution seems to be forgoing the luxury of sleep mode. Maybe a future version of Finale will improve the way it grabs memory after being awakened from a snooze.


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