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Screensaver Suggestions



  • Hey all you handsome and intelligent developers!

    I have a couple of suggestions for improvements to the recently added slideshow and video screensavers.

    For the video screen saver, there is video switching value in seconds, and the maximum is 1000. This equates to about 16 minutes and 35 seconds of video preview, which in most cases is just dandy.... BUT i would like to suggest an option to instead of a set time maximum, an option to just to start the next video at the end of the previous would be nice, allowing for videos of unlimited length to be used.

    "Why would that weird dude want such a seeming useless feature?!" you might ask? Well i had a great idea for a video screensaver that would play random episodes of the Angry Video Game Nerd that i downloaded from youtube! One after another, in succession. Tell me that idea isn't friggin epic! Anyway, that's my suggestion for the video screensaver... maybe an optional dedicated video folder instead of having to jerry rig a gamelist.xml with blank game entries would be nice too.

    My request for the image based screensaver is much simpler, I'd like to suggest the addition of a couple transitions (maybe just the slide and fade transitions from ES).

    That's all, gotta get to work now!



  • @capeman hey handsome and intelligent EmulationStation user! :)

    That request in regards to the video screensaver is noted. I think others (maybe even you!) had requested something to that effect in the past and I tried to look into that but didn't find a way to make it happen.

    I may take another look at the in the future, no promises about any timeline though. But thanks.

    The other request, I'm not sure the creator of that screensaver visits the forums so if you get no traction here I'd encourage you to post about it on GitHub. :)

    Have a great weekend!



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