Black screen when leaving a game when custom BG music is setup
Elendil last edited by
I have recalbox with the last ES version "EmulationStation - v 6.1.1-Dragonblaze, built Nov 13 2019 - 14:04:39" with a pi3B
When I put my custom OGG audio file in \recalbox\share\music, it works correctly (when I start the raspberry, the music is played).
If I start a game and then I leave the game, I get a black screen
I have to either restart the raspberry or Click on "Restart ES" in Recalbox Manager.
If I remove all audio files from \recalbox\share\music, I don't have this issue.
Is it a known bug or did I miss something ?
Elendil last edited by Elendil
I fixed the issue by converting the OGG files.
Even if they worked in BG, because they were not in 44.1Hz rate, it makes ES crash after leaving a game.
After converting all OGG into 44.1Hz, no more crash.
Hope that helps if you had the same issue.
Note: thanks to "myst" from the french section for helping !
Lumpy last edited by Lumpy
This is very interesting to me as I was getting crashes when exiting games too, but was unable to get any help here which resulted in me having to quit using Recalbox sadly. I notice that in my .ogg collection on my install that I have four files with a higher sample rate than 44.1Hz. I will redo these and see if it gets the system stable again.
Thanks for posting your advice. I will post back if this works.
Lumpy last edited by
Well, just spent over an hour testing with the changes made to my background music, and yes it would seem that this fixes it! To say I am extremely pleased would be an understatement. I'm absolutely thrilled!
Thank you for posting the solution. I cannot wait to get back to Recalbox.
Place your ogg files here to replace default bg music in emulationstation.
The files must have a sampling rate of 44100Hz and shouldn't have a higher bit rate than 256 kb/s.
Lumpy last edited by
@acris Yes I appreciate it is highlighted but it is an easy mistake to make and one that can have unexpected results. It turns out that for me that the last 4 files I'd added were the problem. I didn't even notice their sample rate. Easy mistake like I say but worth letting others know.