WOOD Menu Music?

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  1. ultimate.fake.ac
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    I was asked today if it is possible to put a song to be background music on the WOOD menus. I never really thought about it before but it seems like a nice option to have. I've done a couple quick searches but haven't found anything on it. Is it possible to setup a song as background music for the menus?
     
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    Well I sent him a brief message, now its up to him [​IMG]
     
  4. Gamer4life

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    not gonna be possible imo
     
  5. jurassicplayer

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    I think it is possible (heh heh, though I use MS2 anyways)...just not probable...
     
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    I think the only reason it couldn't be done now would be the lack of a player. If Moonshell could be somehow integrated into the firmware it would likely be easy to set a .mp3 file to play upon startup.
     
  7. ultimate.fake.ac
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    Well it sounded like a good idea, so I've passed it on. For him it is probably possible as jurrassicplayer says, but whether or not he cares will determine it. That and a dose of how much effort and time it will take will probably influence his decision [​IMG]
     
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    why would want menu music anyway? its only going to eat up more battery life.
     
  9. ultimate.fake.ac
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    As much as I like to spend long hours on the menu screens, I doubt it will be too significant of a battery drain in the long run. Its just a cool option imo.
     
  10. jurassicplayer

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    o.0 How would it eat up more battery life...you mean just for the speakers? In any case, it wouldn't eat up as much battery time as the DSTWO or iSMM...
     
  11. tranfeer

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    Of course, it is possible.
     
  12. goncalodoom

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    The ds has a bad sound quality why would you want to listen to music on it?
    Buy an MP3 player and listen to it while using your ds xD isnt that a great idea? LOL
     
  13. ultimate.fake.ac
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    I've been told this has been added to the todo list [​IMG] pretty low priority thing but still cool imo.

    Thanks YWG [​IMG]
     
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    it would eat up more battery in the sense that a lot more reads / access / memory transfers and computations are made just to play music in the background.

    The more reads are done the faster the batery will eventually drain.
    Even though you may never feel this effect to any appreciable extend just with bg music.

    it's all a matter of someone being willing to write a player that plays in the background. Is moonshel open source? If so, it would be a matter of embedding a player into an invisible field on the screen, or even better, a seperate loop that runs in the background (so the music doesn't restart every time you switch screens)
     
  15. twiztidsinz

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    From what I'm to understand Moonshell/Moonshell2 are based off opensource works and therefor should be opensource themselves.
    However, Moonlight hasn't released the source to Moonshell2 publicly. Supposedly some people have the source to an older version (my guess is around the 2.01 Final version), but they don't seem too eager to give it up either.
    Giving out the sourcecode (I think) would also make it trivial for someone who knows how to code to bypass or remove many of the restrictions that Moonlight put on the newer versions of MS2, the biggest of which is launching commercial ROMs through a loader.
     
  16. jurassicplayer

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    The source code for Moonshell2.00beta5 is available, but that should be the only open source version there is...and of course, it had to be the version where there was supposedly a fatal bug hidden somewhere (can't recall the bug at the moment...it was a long while back xD).
     
  17. twiztidsinz

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    Why should that be the only opensource version?
    The app is based on opensource work (GPL I believe) which prevents it from being used in closed source/distributed in binary (compiled) only format.

    Or do you mean it's the only version that had it's source distributed?
     
  18. jurassicplayer

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    Yup, this is what I mean. I think it might be on filetrip actually.