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Subject Noteworthy Composer score import?

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Post: Mar 19th 2008 at 7:07 PM

there's a "shedload" of hymns already done up in Noteworth Composer format over at the Cyberhymnal


The windows software they used to compose them with is found here:


there is a "browser plugin" which works for Firefox, but I suspect it only works on the windows version of Firefox, not the Linux version...

What I would lie would be a direct import of the .nwc files into Tuxguitar so that I can easily re-arrange them to multiple verses & choruses to practice pplaying my Bass guitar to.

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Post: Mar 20th 2008 at 5:38 PM

this release of tuxguitar was maded with a better fileformat plugin support ( somebody can write a tuxguitar fileformat plugin even after the app was released )
but that don't means it's easy to do.
to write a file-format importer, first is needed have the file-format specification ( what the first "bit" means, what the second, etc ).
if that specification isn't available, a reverse engine process is needed, and that can take a lot of time.

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Paul Cooke
Post: Apr 1st 2008 at 9:13 AM

Similar to how you worked out the GP formats then... I've had a brief look in the .nwc files using notepad and the file appears to be binary gibberish...

It may be easier for me to export to midi using the nwc browser plugin and then import in from midi... at least midi is a published spec that everyone understands.

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Post: Apr 1st 2008 at 10:57 AM

> the file appears to be binary
Well, yes.. allmost applications write binary files.
( if it was a text/plain file, it will be more easy to understand the file-format ).. a Hexa editor is needed to read the file contents, and then the hard work of compare byte to byte.

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The Cyber Hymnal
Post: Mar 15th 2009 at 3:37 PM

We wanted to let you know that the Cyber Hymnal (linked from this forum) has a new URL: http://www.hymntime.com/tch. Please spread the word!

God bless...

Dick Adams

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Post: Aug 26th 2011 at 10:34 PM

I love hymns but cannot listen the Cyber Hymnal.
I use linux ubuntu. What can I do?
Best thanks & blessings!

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Post: Aug 30th 2011 at 1:47 PM

If you can provide me with this, maybe I can figure it out.

The .nwc file, which has the original file information.
The .nwctxt file, the same information in a different format.

If someone actually has NoteWorthy Composer, they should be able to provide both files. Of course, TuxGuitar is more oriented towards guitar and bass. With piano support, it may work the way you want, or may not.


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