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    Is it possible to play sound files (wav,mp3) in the frontend, where i can switch the emulators? When yes: How i can do that?where i have to put files in an how i can call them?

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    I do have a work around to get music if you have an IOS device using Airplay. This will allow you to play iTunes from iphone in game.

    Shairport\Airplay install
    sudo apt-get install git libao-dev libssl-dev libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl libwww-perl avahi-utils libmodule-build-perl
    Let this process run for a little while. When it’s complete, we need to install an update so Shairport will work with iOS 6 (you can skip this step if you’re not on or plan to upgrade iOS 6)
    iOS module
    git clone perl-net-sdp
    cd perl-net-sdp
    perl Build.PL
    sudo ./Build
    sudo ./Build test
    sudo ./Build install
    cd ..
    Shairport install. from your home directory:
    git clone
    cd shairport
    run Shairport:
    ./ -a NickMooreRetroConsole
    The command starts Shairport named “NickMooreRetroConsole” (change it to whatever you want)
    load on boot:
    cd shairport
    make install
    cp shairport.init.sample /etc/init.d/shairport
    cd /etc/init.d
    chmod a+x shairport
    update-rc.d shairport defaults
    add Shairport as a launch item
    sudo nano shairport
    This loads up Shairport file we need to edit. Look through the file for the “DAEMON_ARGS” line, and change it so it looks like this:
    DAEMON_ARGS=”-w $PIDFILE -a NickMooreRetroConsole”
    Save the file (Ctrl+X), and you’re all set. Shairport should launch on startup.

    You could also use Pandora via SSH but not a big fan of that… as you have to manually start an SSH session…

    You will want to overclock to med setting..

    for other ideas and more info check out:

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