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Big Box seems to want to keep playing the same song

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Hello,

I put a bunch of custom music into the Music/Background folder for Big Box to play but it seems to want to keep coming back to the same song.

It will usually play the same song when Big Box is first started and maybe play another song after but will keep cycling back to the same song and then usually looping it.

Any idea how I can get around this or what's causing it? I have over 100 songs in the folder.

Thanks!

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I got similar issue also, the first song Big Box will play will always be random, but the second song will always be the same and will loop forever... really weird

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Same here. Started happening a couple updates ago, tried everything, retitling, re numbering, deleting all artist info, putting them each in individual folders, reinstalled everything. Iunno man just ended up finding a 4 hour long track to do the job till it's fixed I guess

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I've been having this problem for a while, and have made several threads about it. No idea why nobody has addressed it yet. Sucks because I am using mine like an Arcade jukebox with over 1000 songs and no matter what after playing a game it loops back, negating 90% of the music :(

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1 minute ago, scooter1974 said:

I am having the same issue as well. Getting really sick of hearing the same song, lol.

I wonder if this is an isolated issue or a universal one with BigBox. It's odd that more people haven't complained about this.

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Any resolution or upcoming updates to resolve this given it seems like a pretty widespread issue? 

I recently setup BigBox  9.10 and get this too. Whether shuffle is enabled or not it plays first song and repeats second song indefinitely. Sometimes if I do not scroll through categories/platforms/playlists at all will seem to randomly not repeat but seems to start repeating once I start browsing through BigBox. 

Edit: What appears to allow next mp3 file to play is to listen to an entire mp3 file within a single category/platform/playlist without touching BigBox. If you browse around then current mp3 file repeats. I have tried switching on and off specific background music option for Categories/Platforms/Playlists and this does not help. All my music is placed in the root directory of the background music folder. 

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Also Bump.

I messaged with Jason a while back, and he tried to help figure out the issue. I showed him my folder tree, and he was kind of stumped and unable to reproduce it on his end. It's weird that it doesn't seem to affect everyone.

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This thread came up on my activity feed. Decided to do some testing and can confirm the bug. My apologies to those affected by it. I will make sure it is added to list so we can correct it.

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6 hours ago, C-Beats said:

This thread came up on my activity feed. Decided to do some testing and can confirm the bug. My apologies to those affected by it. I will make sure it is added to list so we can correct it.

Much appreciated :)

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On 12/12/2019 at 8:43 AM, C-Beats said:

This thread came up on my activity feed. Decided to do some testing and can confirm the bug. My apologies to those affected by it. I will make sure it is added to list so we can correct it.

Thanks C-Beats!

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Could one of you take a look in your Launchbox directory and tell me if you have any directories called "Playlists" or "Platforms" in //Launchbox/Music/Background/ and if so how many files are in those directories? (if a folder is under this directory pick the one that corresponds to the platform you seem to have the most problems with, otherwise just pick one.)

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Great to hear this is getting attention. I resorted to using an external media player and AutoHotKey scripts to stop/start music instead of the internal player because of this! 🤣

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On 12/16/2019 at 10:05 AM, C-Beats said:

Could one of you take a look in your Launchbox directory and tell me if you have any directories called "Playlists" or "Platforms" in //Launchbox/Music/Background/ and if so how many files are in those directories? (if a folder is under this directory pick the one that corresponds to the platform you seem to have the most problems with, otherwise just pick one.)

Still haven't gotten an answer to this.

 

Also could some one having this issue tell me if you still see it in 10.9? I was able to replicate before but can't now, wanted to see if has been corrected for anyone else or not.

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On 12/16/2019 at 10:05 AM, C-Beats said:

Could one of you take a look in your Launchbox directory and tell me if you have any directories called "Playlists" or "Platforms" in //Launchbox/Music/Background/ and if so how many files are in those directories? (if a folder is under this directory pick the one that corresponds to the platform you seem to have the most problems with, otherwise just pick one.)

Thanks for looking into this C-beats! This seems to still be happening on my end in 10.10. I do have both a "Playlists" and "Platforms" folder in  //Launchbox/Music/Background/.  Only a couple of the "Platforms" folders have any tracks in them (Wii), which has 4 tracks, and nothing in "playlists". I currently have it set to not play any platform/playlist specific background music though, and just use the overall BG music for everything. So Bigbox starts, a random song plays, and then it starts back at the alphabetically first song again after.

The issue is still present for me in both 10.9 and 10.10. Happy to answer any other questions if it would help!

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On 12/16/2019 at 10:05 AM, C-Beats said:

Could one of you take a look in your Launchbox directory and tell me if you have any directories called "Playlists" or "Platforms" in //Launchbox/Music/Background/ and if so how many files are in those directories? (if a folder is under this directory pick the one that corresponds to the platform you seem to have the most problems with, otherwise just pick one.)

Okay so update to let you know that I think you're on the right track. Since you mentioned those folders, I tried removing the "playlist", "platform", and "platform categories" folders from the background music folder entirely. The result is that now when Big Box loads, after the initial random song plays, it shuffles to another random song. BUT... after that it continues alphabetically after the 2nd random song. Example song order: "Mega Man 2 Theme">"Click Clock Wood">"Clock Town Theme">"Cloud Cuckoo Land">etc.

Once I enter games lists from the platform list, Launchbox makes the "platform" folder again in the background music, and it shuffles back to the first song alphabetically (as in something starting with A).

Hope this helps to unravel the mystery a bit more.

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same issue here to. gets stuck on the second track and plays it over and over until the point where i delete the damn song lol. V10.11

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