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Background Music
Background Music
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Background Music

Version 0.4.0

Automatically pause your music and set volume for individual apps.

3.4
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Background Music overview

Background Music is an audio utility to automatically pause your music, set volume for individual apps, and record system audio.

Features
  • Automatically pauses your music player when other audio starts playing and unpauses it afterwards
  • Per-application volume, boost quiet apps
  • Record system audio
  • No restart required to install
  • Runs entirely in userspace

What’s new in version 0.4.0

Updated on Jun 16 2022

  • Make sure the installer launches BGMApp as the logged-in user. (4c7eba3)
  • Add app volume workaround for Google Chrome. See #61. (dfad77d)
  • BGMDriver: Copy settings when a new client matches an existing one. (f61f998)
  • Fix stale data when recording system audio #217 (40f0128)
  • Add optional debug logging in release builds. (2c16773)
  • Hopefully fix a segfault caused by BGM_PlayThrough. (488ed16)
  • Fix apps failing to start audio after upgrading Background Music. (70a64de)
  • Try to avoid using the discrete GPU on multi-GPU systems to save power. (f24a6cb)
  • Workaround deadlocks when starting IO on macOS Big Sur. (c0ab98b)
  • Added app volume and pan setting to AppleScript #457 (9765193)
  • Add a bundle ID property for apps in the AppleScript API. (213c339)
  • Installer: Retry if opening BGMApp fails. (0e0cc5f)
  • Fix for issue #475 dropdown arrows move instead of doing something (24b248e)
  • Fix installer errors on macOS Monterey due to removal of Python 2 (01217d2)
  • Add app volume workaround for Microsoft Edge #597 (4608f4b)
  • Installer: Fix post-install check for BGMDriver failing unnecessarily. (b2770f1)
  • Show an error message if the user denies input device permissions. (89eebb0)
  • Fix slider knob sizes. (d048287)
  • Drop support for macOS 10.9. (d048287)

Information

License

Free

Size

916 KB

Downloads

26364

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What customer like

User Experience
Value
Performance

What needs improvements

Customization
Bug fixing

Background Music qualities

Value
3.7
Ease of use
4.7
Features
4.3
Reliability
3.7
Customer support
5.0
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Lucubration
Lucubration
Sep 21 2022
0.4.0
0.0
Sep 21 2022
0.0
Version: 0.4.0
The previous version (0.3.2) worked for me in Mavericks (macOS 10.9.5); the main "problem" was the humongous icon that stuck down from the screen-top menu bar and couldn't be removed. (Never saw anything that intrusive or hideous before!) But the program itself worked. It wouldn't launch in High Sierra (macOS 10.13.6) at all, not even enough to "Update" the program… so I went through their uninstall procedure as detailed on the developer's pages on GitHub, then downloaded & reinstalled the newest version (0.4.0), following all the instructions very carefully... and it STILL won't launch at all. Total waste of my time! I still have the problem that audio in all my web browsers (such as accompanying a YouTube video, etc.) plays much, much softer than the Mac's system volume or iTunes does. Still have no idea why, and with this "Background Music" app non-functional, no idea of a solution. Any ideas? Thank you.
shadowdragon
shadowdragon
Jan 19 2022
0.3.2
5.0
Jan 19 2022
5.0
Version: 0.3.2
Love this app! Simple and easy to use, does everything I needed it to and even helped me with quiet movie files on my old MacBook. In comparison to similar apps costing over 50$, this is stellar. I use it with XCode 12.4 on Catalina. Go to the GitHub if there are any problems; the explanation there is straight forward.
nielsklingenberg
nielsklingenberg
Mar 15 2021
0.3.2
0.0
Mar 15 2021
0.0
Version: 0.3.2
Good app, but doesn't work with Microsoft Teams
radiusconsulting
radiusconsulting
Feb 5 2021
0.3.2
2.0
Feb 5 2021
2.0
Version: 0.3.2
Really cool, easy-to-use interface -- but moving the sliders has absolutely no effect on volume under Catalina
jdana
jdana
Nov 15 2020
0.3.2
4.0
Nov 15 2020
4.0
Version: 0.3.2
I found this app very useful and effective, but it does not seem to work with Big Sur.
leleferri8
leleferri8
Nov 9 2020
0.3.2
4.0
Nov 9 2020
4.0
Version: 0.3.2
Cool app, but doesn't work with some application e.g. microsoft teams.
graywolves01
graywolves01
Jul 24 2020
0.3.2
1.0
Jul 24 2020
1.0
Version: 0.3.2
This app did not work for me at all. :/
BlackPearlx
BlackPearlx
Jul 19 2020
0.3.2
5.0
Jul 19 2020
5.0
Version: 0.3.2
Think this app is amazing how does it not have any reviews? I have already downloaded it a couple times doing fresh installs to my mac.
tony-gibbon
tony-gibbon
Jun 12 2020
0.3.2
0.0
Jun 12 2020
0.0
Version: 0.3.2
BGM downloads, but just gives a zip which when opened shows a lot of files, I couldn't open Install manual as it required more s/w