EmulationStation will use the gamelist.xml ROMs folder, if found, otherwise it looks in /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/gamelists/<system>. The 2 files are not combined, just one of them is used, in that order.
If you enabled the 'Use Local Art' option in EmulationStation's settings, it will try find a video matching the game by looking under roms/<system>/media/<ROM_NAME>-video.mp4, so even if there's no video declared in gamelist.xml, it might still find a video associated with it.
In fact, what would be the best way to ensure that I get both videos and correct information into my setup?
Don't mix the scrapers if you want video - the internal scraper doesn't support videos so it might overwrite the video tags if you re-scrape with it. Use the external scraper and see which videos have issues - some arcade videos are incompatible with RPI's hardware video codecs and might not play correctly.
Thank you Mitu, but for me, a power-user at best, thats going to be like looking for the proverbial needle. Before I spend hours trying to troubleshoot this Ill just save my roms and do a fresh install.
I've just installed LXDE and try again but nothing changes. I don't know if it helps but if i power off the display and/or detach from VGA it doesn't work; only thing is to close ES. I still think it is an ES issue...i don't know.
Raspberry pi 4 model B Rev1.2 (Stock Clocks)
Raspberry Pi4 Argonone Case
43' 1080p TV
Using 5ghz Wifi
Only occurs on stuff like SNES, NES, and similar 2D platforms, but as i mentioned before using a custom aspect ratio with 1 less pixel on Y & X axis than core config seemed to fix it. Bilinear Filtering, and Interger-scale also fix the tearing aswell not sure if there are other fixes though. V sync is on any everything.
I was not able to figure this out. For my purposes, I wanted to restrict access to the other lists anyway as this machine is for a workplace arcade setup so I wanted a very straightforward setup, so I updated the ES config to not allow the B button to work. It loads All Games by default, and I turned off the ability to go from system to system, so for now it's working for me. Thanks for the input that was received.
@ReadyPlayaWon I'll keep that in mind in future situations, but I've had a chance to confirm and the video volume isn't an issue when in HDMI mode. The issue is only with the headphone jack. I'll continue looking for a programming solution.
Thanks for the reply!
I do have a normal TV, the problem is that the HDMI cables I've ordered along with the pi 4 don't work. I'll have to order new ones to test at a later date.
The reason I just kept working on with this screen was that I wanted to build a small (4:3) bar top arcade with it.
Now, knowing that this screen won't work for this, I'll have to research for a suitable replacement as well.
Thanks for the help :)
What I have to modify to have a better resolution?
Resolution is fixed, you can't change it. The only thing you can do is apply filters, which is exactly what your first screenshot is about : there is a blurry effect on it. It's probably retroarch's bilinear filtering, you can find it in retroarch menu : Setting > Video > Bilinear Filtering. Well, i think that blurry effect is horrible tbh, it feels like i need glasses, but i guess everyone has their own tastes.