How do play audio (playsound) in background of Python script?

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I am just writing a small python game for fun and I have a function that does the beginning narrative.

I am trying to get the audio to play in the background but unfortunately the mp3 file plays first before the function continues.

How do I get it to run in the background?

import playsound

def displayIntro():
playsound.playsound('storm.mp3',True)
print('')
print('')
print_slow('The year is 1845, you have just arrived home...')

Also, is there any way of controlling the volume of the play sound module?

I should add that I am using a Mac, and I am not wedded to using playsound, it just seems to be the only module that I can get working.

Sep 5, 2018 in Python by bug_seeker
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2 answers to this question.

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In windows:

Use winsound.SND_ASYNC to play them asynchronously

import winsound
winsound.PlaySound("filename", winsound.SND_ASYNC | winsound.SND_ALIAS )

To stop playing

winsound.PlaySound(None, winsound.SND_ASYNC)

In mac or other platforms: You can try this Pygame/SDL

pygame.mixer.init()
pygame.mixer.music.load("file.mp3")
pygame.mixer.music.play()
answered Sep 5, 2018 by Priyaj
• 56,160 points
+1 vote
There’s an optional second argument, block, which is set to True by default. Setting it to False makes the function run asynchronously (At the same time as your program)
answered Jun 7 by anonymous
Can you show some example to demonstrate better what you are explaining here. Like some example of winsound.Playsound() function.

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