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renojim
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Playing audio from within a screensaver

Since other people have asked me if I can add music to my "Time & Weather" screensaver I thought I'd bring it up here. Now that I've read the documentation Smiley Wink, I see it's not allowed. I can see reasons why it might not be a good idea, but it there any other technical reasons why it's not allowed?

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RokuKevin
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Re: Playing audio from within a screensaver

It's an implementation quirk about the way the screensaver interacts with the active application and routing events and messages appropriately. We took some shortcuts here (including disallowing audio in the screenserver) in order to finalize v2.6 quickly and get it in your hands.

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renojim
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Re: Playing audio from within a screensaver

Thanks for the quick response! I can see pros and cons to allowing audio from a screensaver, but I guess it would be nice to have the option.

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dynamitemedia
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Re: Playing audio from within a screensaver

when do you expect we can see the audio working Kevin? since that was to get 2.6 out. now that were past that. when do you think we can see being able to add audio.
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RokuKevin
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Re: Playing audio from within a screensaver

I would suggest looking at the audioapp sample application as an example of creating an application screensaver that can continue playing audio when the screensaver comes on.

We don't currently have plans to enable audio on the system wide screensaver (the underlying channel may already have the audio hw resources)

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Dawnsie
Level 7

Re: Playing audio from within a screensaver

Wouldn't it be awesome to get audio ??

 

Fish tank is amazing but no bubbles Smiley Sad

 

Fireplace great...but no crackling Smiley Happy

 

Etc.