Retropie omx player cause problem
I use retropie with video previews of the games. When omx player is on all the arcade games videos won't play and if omx player is off some of the games video is blurry. What can I do to solve this problem?
Please give more details about your system as requested in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first.
Pi Model or other hardware: 3B
Power Supply used: usb cable
RetroPie Version Used (eg 3.6, 3.8.1, 4.1 - do not write latest): 4.4
Built From: official retropie 4.4 from this site
USB Devices connected:xbox 360 controller
Controller used:xbox 360 controller
Error messages received: none
found/dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant):
File: (File with issue - with FULL path)
Emulator: (Name of emulator - if applicable)
Attachment of config files: (PLEASE USE PASTEBIN.COM FOR LARGE LOGS)
How to replicate the problem: when I change omx player enable or disable.
The videos for arcade ROMs are not compatible with
omxplayer. This comes up from time to time and solution is to either convert the video - using the scraper's
-convert_videosparameter - or using an external script:
@mitu how do I use the scraper's -convert_videos parameter ? I dont see it in the scraper menu.
@yefet It's not part of the menu, it's available when your run the scraper from the command line.
@mitu Thank you. How do I run the scraper from the command line? I want it to scrape only arcade roms.
@yefet It might be easier to change the scraping source to
screenscraperand re-scrape your arcade folder, I think only the videos for
arcadeitalia(the default for Arcade) have this problem.
@mitu Thanks I chose screenscraper and rescrape but it still doesnt play on omx player. Can I covert the videos on my PC and copy them back to the retropie? If yes how?
Can I covert the videos on my PC and copy them back to the retropie?
If you're more confortable on the PC, you can use Handbrake to convert them. It's pretty easy to use and has a friendly user interface.
@mitu I want to use the script. I installed the script and ran it.
this is what I wrote after installation:
1.retropie-convert-videos.sh -f yuv440p
2.retropie-convert-videos.sh -t yuv420p
says "Starting video conversion" and it does nothing. how should I run it?
edit: I converted the video with the script and now all the videos work. Thank you very much for all your help.
Clyde last edited by Clyde
Just for completeness, there is one more script to convert the petulant videos: