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Question about video playback
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:03:25 AM »
I am currently working on a heavy oriented video theme and I noticed that the video files in RetroFE being played are washed out compared to to the same files in any other video player (VLC etc). I don't know what coded for video playback RetroFE uses but it seems like contrast is toned down and generally brightness is on a high side. Is there any possibility to alter brighntess/contrast settings?

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Re: Question about video playback
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 02:16:11 PM »
We're using gstreamer on SDL, but in all honesty: I know little more than that at the moment. I'll run some tests.

I'm still considering dropping that library altogether, but there's only so much time available. 😢

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Re: Question about video playback
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 05:17:08 PM »
Now you mention it, you are correct.
I just tested the same thing with my retrospin layout, playback out of retrofe is more vivid.

To be fair though, you wouldn't really notice :)

Pieter, have you tried the VLC libs for playback?

Please note, I am not a coder/developer and I don't know the first thing about it!!! lol.