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megamanzteam

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attractmode troubles
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:26:03 PM »
I am on a Rpi3B+ using retropie to attactmode. I have videos set up and screensaver videos. My problem is that after a certain amount of time (a week to a month I think) the pi freezes. I can't ssh (which I need to re-test as I might have fixed that in retropie) or do anything when directly connected to my TV. I always have to reboot it. To better help give more info, is there a log of some sort to help identify the issue? I do recall installing video codecs (ffmpeg I think)to help resolve this issue, which helped for a while.

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Re: attractmode troubles
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 06:57:03 AM »
I am on a Rpi3B+ using retropie to attactmode. I have videos set up and screensaver videos. My problem is that after a certain amount of time (a week to a month I think) the pi freezes. I can't ssh (which I need to re-test as I might have fixed that in retropie) or do anything when directly connected to my TV. I always have to reboot it. To better help give more info, is there a log of some sort to help identify the issue? I do recall installing video codecs (ffmpeg I think)to help resolve this issue, which helped for a while.

what is fps of your videos? Please try to covert all format to 23.98 fps

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Re: attractmode troubles
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 08:54:11 AM »
you keep it on 24/7? why?
also the title was super vague...

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Re: attractmode troubles
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 09:27:02 AM »
Okay so a Rasp pi 3+

you compiled from source? How are you running AM? Do you have raspain installed? Is it retropie? is it running ot top of mate? This only happens when you run attractmode? What if you leaving running without attractmode going?

These are thing we need to know to help.

Also I have to ask..what format are your video snaps in? The PI can run 800x600 @60 FPS However you will get better results if you lower them all to 320x240 @30 FPS.

As much as i like AM the pi is just a little under powered for some themes. Attractmode on the highend good looking wow setting themes need to be run on a PC (or a stronger SBC) One day I hope that AM can run smooth on the pi...I like emulationstation...but yeah I am bias a little :P (AM is easier to set up honestly)
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Re: attractmode troubles
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 12:17:54 PM »
Okay so a Rasp pi 3+

you compiled from source? How are you running AM? Do you have raspain installed? Is it retropie? is it running ot top of mate? This only happens when you run attractmode? What if you leaving running without attractmode going?

These are thing we need to know to help.

Also I have to ask..what format are your video snaps in? The PI can run 800x600 @60 FPS However you will get better results if you lower them all to 320x240 @30 FPS.

As much as i like AM the pi is just a little under powered for some themes. Attractmode on the highend good looking wow setting themes need to be run on a PC (or a stronger SBC) One day I hope that AM can run smooth on the pi...I like emulationstation...but yeah I am bias a little :P (AM is easier to set up honestly)

Your some infomation is wrong. Video running on AM is depending on AM bulit in ffmpeg decoder. It means your 800x600 @60 FPS is wrong. You may running 60fps video smoothly on RPI by other software, but AM decoder can't. The video decoder in AM  is very weak. For low machine like as RPI, I sugguest fps must set to 23.98.  Instead the resolution is not a big deal, you may keep to orginial.

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Re: attractmode troubles
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 06:58:26 PM »
The PI can run 800x600 @60 FPS

I meant 640x480. An yes not on AM. Other software can maybe. Thanks for pointing that out.

The only reason I said 320x240 is because that is what the scraper pulled down with retropie. So I found they work better. I am not worried how well they look in the preview. I would like them to tool better in the screensaver though. I will try your suggestion :)

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I hope that helped you :)
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Re: attractmode troubles
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 07:31:33 PM »
The PI can run 800x600 @60 FPS

I meant 640x480. An yes not on AM. Other software can maybe. Thanks for pointing that out.

The only reason I said 320x240 is because that is what the scraper pulled down with retropie. So I found they work better. I am not worried how well they look in the preview. I would like them to tool better in the screensaver though. I will try your suggestion :)

@megamanzteam
I hope that helped you :)

Yeah, I know that.  :)

Well, since I am also using AM like as music jukebox, so I am much concerned the video quality & sound sync issue. I need to find out the best of balance. On low end machine, fps reason is the most important than resolution that it's my experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1lhL71bNhk&feature=youtu.be
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