Quick and easy guide for adding music to Emulatonstation on RetroPie. Noob friendly!
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.
@Naprosnia It's good the volume stays at 100% now. Thanks.
Sibby last edited by
@Naprosnia Hey man, I love your implementation of this. Ultra noob friendly and integrated into the config menu for fine adjustments. I have a small idea/request. I like to display launch art, as well as have the BGM fade effect set. But currently they work independent of each other. Currently: Launch Game > Music Fades > Then launch art is displayed > game starts. I think it would be great if it could work like: Launch Game > Launch Art is displayed AS music is fading > game starts.
I don't know if that's possible but you got a donation coming your way if you can :) Either way, keep up the great work!