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clockman

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VLC settings help
« on: September 10, 2021, 07:42:16 AM »
I want to setup vlc with my attractmode with my htpc to watch movies. Does any body have emulator settings for this like arg's? It would be very helpful!

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 10:08:04 AM »
While I don't use VLC ... as another option, you can use Retroarch (if you're using a Windows PC like I am anyway).

Retroarch has the ffmpeg core that you can use - even with a controller - just like a normal core.  Just launch Retroarch, use the ffmpeg core, and pass it the filename of the *.mp4 file.

Boom...instant video player.

https://docs.libretro.com/library/ffmpeg/

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 10:58:10 AM »
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Section : VLC-Movies / Videos via VLC
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

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 11:23:38 AM »
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Section : VLC-Movies / Videos via VLC
Yes i can play movies but because ffmpeg is baked into retroarch now i can't launch it in attractmode via core like other emulators.  Example -f -L cores\pcsx_rearmed_libretro.dll "[romfilename]" becuse there is no core. I can launch it in the retroarch interface but i want to launch it from attractmode, any ideas?

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 11:54:19 AM »
You'll need to update/install the FFMPEG core within the Retroarch updater.

Here's my AM config file for it (I use relative paths .. so just change it to match your setup)

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.3.0
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executable           ..\..\Emulators\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L cores\ffmpeg_libretro.dll "[romfilename]"
rompath              ..\..\Movies\
romext               .mp4

The ffmpeg is just another core you have to install like all the others.

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 03:35:13 PM »
You'll need to update/install the FFMPEG core within the Retroarch updater.

Here's my AM config file for it (I use relative paths .. so just change it to match your setup)

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# Generated by Attract-Mode v2.3.0
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executable           ..\..\Emulators\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 -L cores\ffmpeg_libretro.dll "[romfilename]"
rompath              ..\..\Movies\
romext               .mp4

The ffmpeg is just another core you have to install like all the others.
Yes but you can no longer download the ffmpeg core brcause it is baked in.

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 05:01:12 PM »
Oh.....I didn't know that.  My version is a little old then...thanks for letting me know.

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2021, 07:38:39 AM »
Oh.....I didn't know that.  My version is a little old then...thanks for letting me know.
What version are you running and where can i get it?

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Re: VLC settings help
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2021, 07:39:37 AM »
Hi,

You don't need the core...
...I am on windows RetroArch 1.912

..looks like this for me.. and starts the movies just fine...

executable        x:\RetroArch\retroarch.exe
args                 "[romfilename]"

romfilename is the movie;)