for me it's solved. I still think functionality like this should be included in the normal retropie build. This prevents a security issue (someone can press alt-f4 in emulation station and will have access to the system with sudo rights with entering any password)
Thanks for the quick response. I'll try the autostart and login.
I don't have any custom tags...I just want to make sure that the redone videos aren't overwritten by the original videos. I'm not too worried about the favorite/playcount/etc stuff right now. I just want to get this all up and running. I ordered a replacement SANWA JLF-TP-8YT-SK joystick to swap into my controller. The stock stick is not very accurate, but I got it super-cheap and couldn't pass it up.