MusicXML files can be dragged/dropped onto the VHV page to automatically convert them into Humdrum data.

Drag-and-drop MusicXML files

The VHV interface can load MusicXML files by dragging and dropping them from the desktop onto the VHV page. The following figure shows MusicXML data being exported from MuseScore to the desktop, and then dragging the file onto the browser to load the file in VHV:

MusicXML import example
MusicXML file exported from MuseScore, then imported by drag/drop file into VHVV.

Try downloading the same MusicXML file and loading it into VHV in a similar manner (usually save by right clicking on the link and then choose save link as).

Copy/Paste MusicXML data

MusicXML data can also be copy/pasted into the VHV text editor. In this case VHV behaves like a MusicXML editor, since the data is not converted into the Humdrum format within the text editor.

The freeze command is useful for pausing dynamic notation rendering while editing the MusicXML data. MusicXML data loaded in this manner is converted to Humdrum behind the scenes, but loading the Humdrum data into the text editor is not yet implemented. You can, however, convert to MEI data with the alt-m and display in the text editor.