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Watanabe666

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Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:08:08 AM »
Hello guys!
I did some research and found nothing about placing a second intro video on my dynamic marquee on my PC when Attract Mode start.
Does anyone know if it is possible or if anyone could pass me how it can be done?
« Last Edit: February 02, 2020, 03:39:04 PM by Watanabe666 »

hermine.potter

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Re: Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 11:30:43 AM »
check where your artworks of your desired display are stored.

as an example, i've got a display called zsnes.
artwork is stored under C:\attract\scraper\zsnes
if i want to play a standard video, i have to copy a video to flyer folder and rename it to same as display : zsnes.mp4

or do you mean something like this:
you scroll to next game > video1 plays and ends > video2 start playing
« Last Edit: October 04, 2019, 02:01:50 AM by hermine.potter »
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : Windows10 Pro
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualb

Watanabe666

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Re: Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 03:42:44 PM »
Sorry friend, I just forgot to follow the topic.  :o
I mean, I wish I could choose a second video when to appear in the dynamic marquee while the system starts.
The video below will help you understand better.
The marquee starts only when you enter the game selection screen.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/7B2amEuuNWDJCxr68
« Last Edit: February 02, 2020, 03:50:00 PM by Watanabe666 »

hermine.potter

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Re: Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 05:58:54 AM »
@ Watanabe666
I have watched your video. There are three videos files shown : "Initializing System 1", "Thunder Heroes" and "Call of Juarez".

I think there are two differences for using videos (referring to your example video):
"Initializing System 1" is a intro video. It starts, when frontend starts
"Thunder Heroes" and "Call of Juazes" are video snaps. Within the frontend, it is played if belonged game comes in game wheel.

>Intro Video:
You can add your own intro videos here :
AM-Folder\intro

Start AM > press TAB key > Intro > Play Intro : Yes
Start AM > press TAB key > Intro > Default Video : your_intro.mp4
Start AM > press TAB key > Intro > 16:9 video : your_intro.mp4
and so on

Next time you start AM, your intro video starts

>video snaps:
I'm using the attractman layout for zsnes.

My config is:
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executable           C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\zsnesw.exe
args                 -m "[romfilename]"
rompath              C:\attract\EMU\zsnes\roms
romext               .smc
system               Super Nintendo (SNES)
info_source          thegamesdb.net
exit_hotkey          Escape
artwork    marquee         C:\attract\scraper\zsnes\marquee
artwork    snap            C:\attract\scraper\zsnes\flyer;C:\attract\scraper\zsnes\videos

on top : marquee graphics are shown
on right : flyer graphics are shown; if available video files are played

See folder:
AM-folder\scraper\zsnes

there are folder : marquee, videos, flyer

the graphics need the same name like romfile (e.g. : mygame123.smc => mygame123.png)
same with videos : mygame123.mp4

copy marquee graphics to marquee folder
copy flyer graphics to flyer folder
copy video files to video folder

If you move over specific game, video file is played
AM Version : 2.6.1
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Re: Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2020, 05:47:54 PM »
@hermine.potter, thanks for reply!

You are right in the analysis, but what I wanted to know is whether it is possible to put a second startup video or image in the dynamic marquee when system starts.
For example:
Main monitor plays - intro_1.mp4
Dinamic Marquee plays - intro_2.mp4

I see little material about the dynamic marquee and I don't know if that is possible.

hermine.potter

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Re: Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 01:04:59 AM »
the file/sourcecode for using intro videos are here:
AM-folder\intro\intro.nut

it seems, that there are no codelines for a second display video / intro on second marquee screen.
so picture is black on second display / marquee display.

i have tried, setting a video to ratio 32x9 (16 first display + 16 second display). but doesn't work...

probably somebody could customize the sourcecode?
AM Version : 2.6.1
Input : Mad Catz Brawlstick; Mouse; Keyboard; Xbox360 Wireless
Cabinet : Yes
OS : Windows10 Pro
System : Dell Precision T3500 ; Intel X5650 ; 12GB RAM
Emulators : zsnes; mame; dosbox; scummvm; bsnes; fusion; openbor; windows_games; winuae; video; flashgames; vice; visualb

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Re: Intro video on Dynamic Maquee.
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 03:49:25 AM »
the file/sourcecode for using intro videos are here:
AM-folder\intro\intro.nut

it seems, that there are no codelines for a second display video / intro on second marquee screen.
so picture is black on second display / marquee display.

i have tried, setting a video to ratio 32x9 (16 first display + 16 second display). but doesn't work...

probably somebody could customize the sourcecode?



I believe that because it is not very common to use 2 monitors, nobody thought about this possibility.
Since I don't know how to program, let's hope that a charitable soul will help us with this problem.
Anyway thanks for the attention given to my question friend, big hug!
@hermine.potter