@Capeman i believe @fieldofcows and others are trying to find another video player to use instead of the OMX player. I do not believe that OMX will ever support overlays. In the mean time, i suggest reducing your video file sizes, use heat sinks and a fan on your pi, and set your screen saver to 1 or 2 minutes to go to a black screen. This should eliminate the heat issues while still allowing you to use the VLC player.
@AlexMurphy The manual measuring with vcgencmd mesure_temp works fine i mean the Auto Measuring at the console window not working i attached a screenshot so you can see what i mean. 0_1490343153435_Retropie Temperature Measuring Failure.png
@Marinho Great thread, thanks for the info. I've been noticing the same thing here. Playing with shaders causes the system to run really hot. I thought it was just cause I was playing PSX games. But when the thermometer started showing up with SNES games I knew something was up.
I used the the internal scraper from the menu.
No, I havent changed anything. Just bought a fresh PI3 and installed the premade SD image without any further tuning/overclocking.
Thx for your feedback. It's a normal black closed plastic case (Rydges Pro Case). I will put some heatsinks on it and watch the temperature more closely.
I know this is an old thread, but I'm replying here because it's the first "open" result on a related Google search.
I wrote a quick script that I'd like to share for quickly parsing the above into a user-readable format