EmulationStation music

Batocera 5.23+ supports .mp3 and .ogg files.

Batocera 5.26+ additionally supports .wav, .flac (stereo) and popular popular chiptune mod tracker formats (.mod, .xm, .s3m, .stm, .far, .mtm, .669, .it).

Also, starting with Batocera 5.26, you can skip a song you don't like by pressing the L3 button, or from the “Quit” shortcut menu: press select button on your controller, then you see an option to SKIP TO NEXT SONG if a song is playing.

Some users like to have different songs played back when browsing different gaming systems. For example, they like to listen to some Sega-oriented themes while they are browsing their Megadrive library, and Nintendo-inspired songs when browsing their SNES games.

In order to do this on Batocera, you can create subfolders in your /userdata/music/ directory and put some Sega-inspired MP3 or OGG files in /userdata/music/megadrive/ folder, and others more Nintendo-like into /userdata/music/snes/.

If you enable ONLY PLAY SYSTEM-SPECIFIC MUSIC FOLDER, you will only get a random selection of the songs located in /userdata/music/megadrive/ when you browse your Megadrive games, but none from your SNES subfolder.

Warning: the song files that are present in /userdata/music/ will be picked up randomly for any system (whether you have system-specific songs or not).

If you disable ONLY PLAY SYSTEM-SPECIFIC MUSIC FOLDER, Batocera will randomly pick up a song in your /userdata/music/ directory and any of its sub-folders.

  • emulationstation/music.txt
  • Last modified: 5 weeks ago
  • by fishou