@mitu I see what I did. I got it to work. Thanks for the help. Would you have any idea why my video snaps for game previews are working in Attract mode but not emulation station? I would love to use this BTTF theme all the time but trying to find a game to play without preview is challenging.
Again, thanks for your help
I just want to use a theme that is already set up for three media types. That will look much better than forcing a third image into one that's designed for two. I just thought there would be more than the two I mentioned...
Most of the themes are not designed for a portrait mode - but you can try some of the 4:3 and CRT designed themes. I remember one them ( crt-centered ) had a simpler layout, with video on top of the gamelist, which would maybe fit the bill.
EDIT: you can run the theme-gallery from the Configuration/Tools->Emulationstation to get previews for different themes, just to see how they fit on your screen.
Theme is coming along nicely now. I intend to do a series (I got another 4 weeks minimum of furlough) of themes, based on hit SyFy channel TV programmes, starting with Warehouse 13.
I am doing 1 system at a time and testing it, having different characters and artifacts for the system screen, and basic screen, with a warehouse type tag for each.
So each one will look a bit like this;
However, I am having issues with the Detailed/Video Screen. I have this so far;
But what I want, is just to incorporate a screen shot of the scraped game, then a video snap of the game, but I want it so that it is in the "screen" of the following image. I am happy where the gameslist is, as I wanted it in the lid of the farnsworth (fans will know what I mean)also with the positioning of the other Meta data and the console. This is the image.
Is there anyway of manipulating the scraped image so they appear in the round window. I have tried most things, but don't know how to display only screenshots and videos, and discount the marquees and the boxart. With the one I have I was able to make it fit by making the screen square.
Get a SDcard testing tool (like H2testw or F3X) and check if your card is ok. If not, then you'll need a different SD card, otherwise try again to re-image.
You can also have issues from the power supply - the 3B model needs a 5V, 2.5A power supply - if you're using a simple charger I strongly advise to get a proper one.
As for your questions, even though I am still a novice I may be able to help on A
If you hit the Start key and bring up the main menu, you can go down to UI settings, and change the themes etc. On the Gamelist View Style, there is an Automatic option, every timeI have used this it will display both boxart and video's. It also does the same with video's settings.
If your getting black when it fades from the boxart image, it may not necessarily mean the video isn't there. It may have scraped but the video doesn't have the right codec for the Pi. I myself had this issue.
If you follow this guide https://github.com/hiulit/RetroPie-Convert-Videos it may help with any non-playing videos. It certainly did mine.
Also if you look in the Media or images folder that is associated with the system you are playing on you can see what images are there, and what videos.
Put on your PC a program called WinSCP and you can look at your pi directory from the PC and do all the necessary from that.
B0 I am sure somebody will correct me, but also if you use WinSCP you can look in the Media/image folder for MAME and you might find the image used for emulationstation. But you will probably have to edit the .cfg file associated with this, in order to display the image you want.