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Background Music Compatible with Video Preview Audio?



  • Is there a way to add background music when scrolling through the game system names in Emulation Station, but have that music stop when entering a system's menu? I'd like background music at the top level of emulation station (with the system name scroll), but to maintain my video previews (with audio turned on) when actually scrolling through the game list within a system's menu.


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    @westleigh77 It depends on the script you're using. There's a version that stops/fades the music when it detects certain programs being run - https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/347/background-music-continued-from-help-support/.
    Depending on the video player you're using, you can configure it to stop the music if it detects the video being played, but I don't think it can play the music just on the ES main screen since it cannot detect that.



  • @mitu said in Background Music Compatible with Video Preview Audio?:

    @westleigh77 It depends on the script you're using. There's a version that stops/fades the music when it detects certain programs being run - https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/347/background-music-continued-from-help-support/.
    Depending on the video player you're using, you can configure it to stop the music if it detects the video being played, but I don't think it can play the music just on the ES main screen since it cannot detect that.

    mitu always being super helpful :)

    Here is an updated list of emulators/background music apps (although for this specific case i think you only need to add "omplayer.bin"):

     emulatornames = ["retroarch","ags","uae4all2","uae4arm","capricerpi","linapple","hatari","stella","atari800","xroar","vice","daphne","reicast","pifba","osmose","gpsp","jzintv","basiliskll","mame","advmame","dgen","openmsx","mupen64plus","gngeo","dosbox","ppsspp","simcoupe","scummvm","snes9x","pisnes","frotz","fbzx","fuse","gemrb","cgenesis","zdoom","eduke32","lincity","love","kodi","alephone","micropolis","openbor","openttd","opentyrian","cannonball","tyrquake","ioquake3","residualvm","xrick","sdlpop","uqm","stratagus","wolf4sdl","solarus","drastic","coolcv","PPSSPPSDL","moonlight","Xorg","smw","omxplayer.bin"]


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