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thatgammon

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Collection Video of differing position..
« on: October 09, 2021, 10:54:19 AM »
Hi all,

Im trying to add another video (seperate from the roms video) as a background behind.
Rather than cover art to all collections to the lower half of the screen.

I can do it at a video src element (global) , but what i would like to do is change the x,y's on specific collections.
So ps1 the y would be this high, ps2 slightly lower etc.

Im only changing the y's..

So reloadable video ps1, x=0, y=700
ps2 x=0, y=800.

im writing a 3 tier menu layout and this would only be needed in menuIndex="2"


My thought process was have in every collection/system_artwork/videofile

then a code in layout every collection name with varying y values mode="system".
Sratching head on how..

Im not sure if this is possible but if it is can anyone point me in the right direction.

Many thanks in advance.

Pieter Hulshoff

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Re: Collection Video of differing position..
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2021, 04:46:03 PM »
Every collection can have its own layout. Please read the manual: http://www.retrofe.nl/wiki/doku.php?id=layouts

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Re: Collection Video of differing position..
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 05:12:42 PM »
Apologies, i was looking at the manual about video parameters... you have just given me so many options...

Excuse my noobness... cheers.

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Re: Collection Video of differing position..
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 06:43:55 PM »
Excellent that has solved that... One more, is there a way i can play a looped video that starts in the original layout and keeps playing when selecting a collection layout?

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Re: Collection Video of differing position..
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2021, 08:10:22 AM »
Iím afraid not. If you use different layout files, RetroFE will exit one and start the next.

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Re: Collection Video of differing position..
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2021, 02:35:38 PM »
Ok I kind of guessed that before I asked...

Dammit!! im so close to achieving what I wanted..

Anyhow thanks for your help on several posts. Im kind of hooked on this front end.

Much appreciated Pieter thank you. :)

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Re: Collection Video of differing position..
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 10:44:28 PM »
keen to see screenshots of what your working on  :D