I am pleased that you have no problem, but your comment isn't the least bit helpful to me or to anyone else not directly affected by your problems or the lack thereof.
Yet, I press on...
Did you download the file and, perhaps, also perform the same actions as I?
Have you tried a Midi file from a different source, also performing the same actions?
Knowing that, and your complete install history from "clean and base", and your OS version, and GB version, might help me -- I will venture far enough to say it should help me.
All that said, I shouldn't have had to say it as you have been on the GB boards for at least five months.
Sorry for being brief - I meant: I did download the file, put it in my GB 11 (Lion OS), and it played back perfectly. What just comes to my mind: Your problem with the first measure might come from merging the two tracks - you don't need the first track, it's just an empty measure used for "naming" the file (I guess), and by merging it with the second you might have overwritten the first measure with silence. As for the later dropouts, I can't reproduce them.
k5yf ... Nuff respect and I don't mean to hi-jack your thread or change the topic somewhat. But .....
At the first you spoke of merging two tracks. Could let me know what you're talking about please. I've found GB for myself at times to be limited. That could be totally my fault.
So when you spoke of merging 2 tracks. Did you mean you recorded 2 tks ... cut out the dead spots or what ever
then drag or copy one into the other ?
Or ..... Did you mean ... which I think would be super if GB can but I haven't thought so .... You took 2 tracks & to make it simple ... let's say a snare & a kick. Played the one at a time then merged them into one tk of snare & kick ?
In my case a midi file was imported. It showed up in the main working GB screen as 2 separate instrument tracks, one for each cleff. I then merged the tracks.... so it would seem, given that only one instrument is allowed per track (afik) we cannot merge a snare and kick into one track. Does that make sense? trying to be precise and helpful...