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  • robakero
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    I have had all sorts of problems getting *certain* videos to play. I am on a 3.5 clean install. This fantastic PS1 video worked first time. Now that it’s working, I’m leaving everything alone. Here is what I did using Herb’s wiki:

    1) Create *folders* in /home/pi/RetroPie/splashscreens

    I created 3 folders called PSVideo, InvaderGraphic and MusicVid for the 3 alternatives I have which is a space invader static graphic splash screen and two videos – the amazing PS1 above and a musical one that I found and encoded to MP4 with handbrake.

    2) Go to RetroPie setup from Emulationstation and choose configure splash screen

    3) Now on a clean install, I chose Enable custom splashscreen on boot.

    4) Now choose own splashscreen (option 2)

    At this point all of your created folders will appear and you can choose which you want.

    The issue that I seem to have is that I cannot work out why some videos will not play even though I have encoded them in every possible combination to MP4 according to the guide. Also, if one doesn’t play then I seem to have an issue where none of the previous working ones will then play. To fix this, you can go to a graphic splash then revert to video and it seems to correct itself. Strangely, when a video doesn’t play, there is a countdown in the boot text as though something is playing / running somewhere.

    robakero
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    I have now fixed this, but cannot explain why it happens. Once a video doesn’t load once, all previous working videos no longer load either. I switched back to a static splash screen, rebooted, then selected the video splashscreen and it worked.

    robakero
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    Same problem here, I am on 3.5 from a clean install and had no issues. Used a video perfectly. Altered it to another, worked perfectly (just changing the file over in the folder). Then for no reason, it just stopped loading and the more silent install is gone with pages of boot script now showing. ES works fine after the boot though.

    robakero
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    For me, I use TAB then the keyboard to move up and down. Press ENTER then you can either choose another key or move the joystick / d-pad accordingly. It will then add that to the already pre-configured key.

    robakero
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    There are many You Tube tutorials on how to SSH in. I use WinSCP and it’s very easy and allows you to edit all the files with ease. I had NO prior experience of this either. I had some real issues then I found this screenshot. If you type those lines in at the end that are not commented with a hash symbol in the retroarch.cfg file, your controllers will work – take note of the bottom two lines as that is for what you are trying to do – you can just alter the numbers depending on what your buttons generate. Worked perfectly for me. This picture was from this site but it was so long ago, I cant remember who to credit…sorry!

    http://i.imgur.com/LYGGPyu.jpg

    robakero
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    Thank you very much. One quick update later at it’s working a treat.

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