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Video Splash Screen Not Working Right

  • @synack Ok thanks a ton you were crazy helpful. I must have misunderstood one of those guides I read. I thought if I played a long enough video it would go right to the main menu.

    If there's a way to mark this 'solved' I don't know how to do it but this is super solved.

  • @NecroCorey I believe that behavior (playing the video while the ES system loads) does work with some people's setups, but not all -- including my own. I'm not exactly sure of the details there.

    My suggestion was mainly to address the issue you were having with the "screen going screwy" :-)

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    @synack I think another solution was to remove the layer setting (-b 10000 part)from the OMX call but is been a while since I've messed with it. There's probably a reference to it somewhere else on the forum

  • @synack hi, I had the same problem as well and tried this and it worked but will not boot into emulation station after. After the word "done" is there just a space or should there be something else?

  • nevermind, I got it. Had to make emulation station on the 2nd line

  • Sorry to bumb the topic, but I followed the instructions and what it does now, is that it won't start the EmulationStation automatically. After the video, it just shows the command console after logging in and I have to manully start the ES everytime.

    Edit: It was not specified in the second post, that do I need to put those commands into different lines or do I have to keep them on the same line, but put the new one before the ES one ?

  • @dd-indeed Add an & symbol. like this.

    sudo nano /opt/retropie/configs/all/

    while pgrep omxplayer >/dev/null;
    do sleep 1;
    done &
    emulationstation #auto

    ctrl+ x



    sudo reboot now

  • i am also having the same issue.

    im on emulation station v2.6.3RP
    retropie set up script 4.2.22

    i placed the files within the retropie folder/ splashscreen / comicbook splash using cyberduck (the same way i place everything else and no other issues)

    and activating via retropie -> splashscreens -> own/extra -> select comicbook splash.

    here a youtube link to the issue in action

    sorry about the air conditioner, and audio

  • Instead of adding "&", add ";" as in:

    while pgrep omxplayer >/dev/null; do sleep 1; done;
    emulationstation #auto

    This worked for me.

  • @skoufix Thanks, the fixes above did not work for me but yours did. I'm glad to finally get rid of the startup glitch.

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