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Themes / Re: B2B (Back to Basic) Theme (WIP)
« on: November 01, 2022, 07:06:31 PM »

Themes / B2B Theme (Released)
« on: October 30, 2022, 08:09:07 PM »
Several years ago, I have developed many themes. Now, I would like back to baisc. The new one is a single page only - simple and light weight. No need displays menu page and contains all function like as system selection, filter selection and displaying favourite, searching, overview support, demo mode ...

* For better user experience, please disbale AM screen saver. The new theme having demo mode function to insead of. If the demo mode is enabled. System will switch to next game in 15 seconds (static snap image) or snap video playing finished randomly.

* Emulators cfg file setup sample
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artwork    snap        ..\am\emu\MAME\snap;
artwork    video       ..\am\emu\MAME\video;
artwork    wheel       ..\am\emu\MAME\wheel;
artwork    flyer       ..\am\emu\MAME\flyer; (optional)

General / Re: How to compile AM with mmal in raspberry pi OS
« on: October 19, 2022, 05:35:04 AM »
Thank you for your kindly man. I will give up compile it by myself. I will use retropie to install AM instead.  :)


General / Re: How to compile AM with mmal in raspberry pi OS
« on: October 18, 2022, 06:58:36 PM »
No luck. I have tried many times. Still no mmal options and the CPU usuage is running 305%. Finially, I install retropie and bulit in attact mode options. The mmal options can display and CPU usage is 35% only. I don't know why I can't compile AM by myself without retropie. I am using rpi 3b+.  :(

General / How to compile AM with mmal in raspberry pi OS
« on: October 17, 2022, 06:37:30 PM »
Hello, I would like compile AM with mmal (hardware Video Decoder) in raspberry pi OS as following below steps. But I got the error while on "make -j4 USE_GLES=1" line. Anyone know how to correct it. Thank you

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  cd ~/build
  sudo apt-get install libomxil-bellagio-dev libmp3lame-dev
  git clone --depth 1 git://
  cd ffmpeg
  ./configure --arch=armhf --target-os=linux --enable-gpl --enable-mmal --enable-omx --enable-omx-rpi --enable-nonfree --enable-libfreetype --extra-libs=-lasound --enable-libmp3lame --disable-debug --enable-shared
  make -j4
  sudo make install
  sudo ldconfig 

  cd ~/build
  git clone --depth 1
  cd attract
  make -j4 USE_GLES=1
  sudo make install

No coding update. Just only update the cabient artowrk for MAME Arcade System

Themes / Re: Japanese Manga JukeBox Theme (JMJT)
« on: May 31, 2022, 03:08:55 AM »
Demo 5 is uploaded  :)

Themes / Re: Japanese Manga JukeBox Theme (JMJT)
« on: May 30, 2022, 03:42:07 PM »
The theme design is updated again. The screenshot is uploaded on #1. demo video 5 will be uploaded later

Themes / Re: Japanese Manga JukeBox Theme (JMJT)
« on: May 27, 2022, 07:43:11 PM »
I just buy a bluetooth VR controller. It cost only US$8. It is very suitable for JukeBox. Now, I can easy to control sound of volume and the theme by it. You may see a new demo of updated.  :)

Themes / Classic Anime & Tokusatsu (C.A.T.) JukeBox v2 update 11
« on: May 17, 2022, 08:56:22 PM »
 :) v2 demo video

Download Link (update 11):

This is the best playing old school Anime & Tokusatsu OP & ED videos. Easy to translate device to be JukeBox machine. The theme optimize for loop playing 4:3 & HD retro videos.


- Setup Guid -

The compressed file contains layout theme and intro video. Please extract it to AM corresponding folder.

[system cfg]
artwork    flyer           ..\am\albumCover
artwork    snap            ..\am\oped
artwork    wheel           ..\am\logo

Song infomation related of AM romlist file. You can use AM bulit in generate romlist first. Then using editor to edit more information manually. Below is the format sample


Dragon Ball GT OP1;Dragon Ball GT OP1;CAT;;1996;Akira Toriyama;;;;;;;;ドラゴンボールGT OP;龍珠GT片頭曲;;;;;J;3
Slamdunk ED1;Slamdunk ED1;CAT;;1993;Nariai Takehiko;;;;;;;;スラムダンクED;男兒當入樽片尾曲;;;;;J;4
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power;She-Ra and the Princesses of Power;CAT;;1985;Mattel, Inc.;;;;;;;;;She-Ra片頭曲;;;;;US;0

- set Region field value of J,US,E,GER,CHI,UK,KOR or TW. It represents region flag image. If value does not set, japan flag is default.

- set Rating field value between 0-5. It represents 0-5 stars image. If value does not set, 0 star image is default.


- Support 4:3 & HD videos
- Display video progress
- Display playback time
- Looping playing video accroding by 3 play modes (Shuffle, Tracks, Repeat)
- 1 key to change play mode
- Support using Numpad or MCE PC Remote 0-9 buttons to select video
- Speech sounds assistant for play mode / page up & down / letter up & down
- Support favourite list
- Support display rating
- Support multi language of title display
- Display date & clock

General / Attract Mode is running fine on Ubuntu 22.04
« on: April 25, 2022, 04:53:17 AM »
As tested, Attract Mode is running fine on Ubuntu 22.04.  :)

Update to version 4.1
- fixed issue while pressing next filter or perv filter button in System Menu Layout

Update to v4.0
- Create a new layout theme "GAMERS_JUKEBOX" for JukeBox purpose
- The video will be full screen mode while press "select" button.
- The screen saver counter will be stopped when the video is in full screen mode

Update to verson 3.23
- fixed adding favourite game issue

Update to verson 3.22
- fixed issue while filter is empty

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