Quick and easy guide for adding music to Emulatonstation on RetroPie. Noob friendly!
New version released, now with fade effect , and possibility of listen your musics while playing games.
Special thanks to @cyperghost for the fade script!
cyperghost last edited by
@Naprosnia A nice set of scripts that will surly help less advanced users to quick install a mp3 BGM player. There is still room for improvements to the code but this looks much better now. You are heavily mixing shell and bash expressions together ... try to use one style.
Btw: for variables it is not needed to seperate them
BGM="$PATH1/more/pathes/$PATH2"so you will avoid globbing even if it's very uncommon in every other programming language I know but you will appreciate this behaviour.
johnholmes last edited by
Thank you for this nice tutorial. Have followed all instructions and i will be glad now playing my favourite music in background.
@Naprosnia Nice update, I love it.
@Naprosnia After testing, when I start a game the music is cut and when I leave the game the music doesn't come back.
My setting in emulationstation / Sound setting:
Audio card = Default
Audio device = PCM
Enable navigation sounds = On
Enable video audio = On
Omx player audio device = Both
Brigane last edited by
@WarC0zes Are you using any kind of USB Sound card?
I cannot elaborate what my problem is at the moment because I'm in school, but I have a similar problem with my setup and I think it has to do with the fact that I'm using a USB Sound card.
@Brigane No, I don't use a USB sound card. I use that of the pi.
@WarC0zes hello, i did a fresh installation on my system to check if it throw me the same problem, but no, it work normally.
- First, i need you to install RetroPie BGM Player again, you can install it over the current installation (dont need to uninstall).
[ Q. Why install again? A. Because, i have updated some code, and it could correct your problem. ]
-- And check if you got the same problem.
--- If yes:
---- I need to know if this occurs with fade effect, without fade effect or both.
---- I need you to check
configs/all/folder and check if you got this file->
----- if yes, send me the code you find inside [if any] (you can open this file with any text editor).
--- If no:
Naprosnia last edited by Naprosnia
@WarC0zes thank for your reply, i think i found the problem.
Install again, i updated the online version to correct this problem, but i need someone to test.
leave some feedback please.
@WarC0zes i found the problem. im writing a new fix. wait a sec. when done i tell you.
The problem is,
sedcannot add new line to the beginning of a empty file.
@Naprosnia Ok, I'm waiting for your new update ;-)
@WarC0zes you can install now.
@Naprosnia it works now, thanks a lot :D
@WarC0zes I thank you to.
@Naprosnia I found a bug with fade effect when I leave the game, the system volume goes to 73% or 83% instead of staying at 100%. Without fade effect it's good, it stays at 100%.
@WarC0zes hello, if you enter a game with 100% volume, when you leave it, the volume go to 73/83?
I'll check that out.
@Naprosnia Yes, exactly. With fade effect enable.
@WarC0zes fixed now. I put an extra option on
RetroPie-BGM-Player / BGM Updatemenu, to reinstall everything. So if you need to reinstall it, simply go to update and select reinstall.
But for now you need to reinstall again manually.