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Muted video with background music

Hi, I would like to know if there is a way to have videos/pictures with the sound being an audio stream/playlist as background music?

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That’s not possible at the moment other than converting the music to a, for example, 16x16 pixel video and then playing that without placing it on the screen.

I’m intending to add explicit audio and streaming audio support in the future though.

Workaround: Converting audio to a video:

ffmpeg -loop 1  -i icon.png -i music.m4a -c:v libx264 -r 5 -b 1M -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:a copy -shortest video.mp4

Although I haven’t tried this, could you play a video/audio stream and enable the ‘play audio’ checkbox ( with just a blank video ) using the scheduled player ( probably best as a Layout ) but then show other video/images above that content in the playlist?

Would the audio from the video/audio stream still play?

Yes. That’s how this feature is supposed to work. The selected audio file (aka mp4 with minimal visuals) runs alongside all the other content and isn’t affected by any transitions/scheduling.

Ok, I’ll try it this way. Hopefully the audio part won’t take too long.