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Video Splash Screen problems



  • You can also disable the "wait for network on boot" and uncomment those lines in the config.txt file:

    hdmi_drive=2

    config_hdmi_boost=4



  • Sorry to bump up yet another topic today, but I've been trying to get custom splashscreens to work, but no luck so far, the splashscreen starts to jerk and cuts off before it gets to the end. I used this around 25 sec long PS1 boot video and added those sleep disabling lines to the autostart config, but it still does it. Has this issue been properly solved yet ?



  • same problem here. i tried to edit autostart.sh with notepad++ like this:

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

    the results is: i can play the video correctly, but at the end emulation station not boot, i just have a raspian terminal screen, no login :(
    i use a raspberry pi3 b2, hdmi to hdmi on a full hd monitor.



  • @pandapulcino said in Video Splash Screen problems:

    same problem here. i tried to edit autostart.sh with notepad++ like this:

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

    the results is: i can play the video correctly, but at the end emulation station not boot, i just have a raspian terminal screen, no login :(
    i use a raspberry pi3 b2, hdmi to hdmi on a full hd monitor.

    ADD &

    I added it to your quote for example.



  • Hi,

    probably has nothing to do with your problem, but i had video splash issues too.

    I have some leds on the gpio pins fading in on boot using wiringpi. This causes issues with the video playback because it outputs audio through hdmi AND analog.

    I edited asplashscreen (omxplayer -o hdmi ....) and now it works flawless.



  • I resolved this today without having to delay emulationstation, using @herb_fargus advice above.

    My resolution was to remove the -b switch from the omxplayer command in the file /opt/retropie/supplementary/splashscreen/asplashscreen.sh on line 35.

    I did not remove the --layer option as, in testing, that put omxplayer in the background so audio would play from the video for the ES loading screen which would be foreground.

    Too bad this command isn't a setting as it'll possibly get overwritten on update as all -b does is set the video background color omxplayer readme.

    I understand this is a per-user/config issue as my computer monitors didn't have this problem, it only happened on every TV I tried.. now it works on both. I'd recommend making this command (or at least the switches) something configurable that could be preserved between updates.



  • @Acidnine removing the -b switch worked for me as well! Excited cause I'm a noob but was able to get in and edit the file on the pi :)

    My Setup:
    Pi3 b+ (Canakit) running 4.1.12
    2.5a Canakit power supply
    Built from pre made image on retropie site (4.3.8)
    buffalo snes controller
    32gb Samsung EVO 95mb/s SD card
    No modifications
    Running on vizio TV



  • i am necrothreading this to ask a question. if removing -b from line 35 was the entire fix, why is it being used in the first place? it took me forever going through this thread trying everything until stumbling on this at the very end and it being the only thing needed to fix the problem. i understand it gives it a black background but wouldnt you get that anyways?



  • I'm having this problem but removing the "-b" from line 35 didn't work for me

    What's the audio issue? Audio jumps always in the same part of all videos
    What Image you using? DZ Infinity 64Gb
    What video connection you using? HDMI Video+Audio
    What type of Pie & PSU you using? Pi 3 B+ and a 2.5a PSU and a LG 24" Monitor/TV

    Video of the issue here:
    [https://photos.app.goo.gl/9R4Ui1gGJ7FzKYCi9](link url)


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