Author Topic: The preview videos are not showing up  (Read 4843 times)


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Re: The preview videos are not showing up
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 01:14:20 PM »
The preview videos load and play fine, but only after a second. Every time I switch to another game the default "missing media" screen shows. Is there a way to make the previews seemless?
This is the normal behavior! :)
A screenshot is first shown for a couple seconds (to maximize scrolling list speed) then the video is played (if available)
The fact is that you're missing screenshots for those games, so the system first display a generic image then the video.

That said, there is a hidden feature allowing you to specify the video play delay. Try to set it to 0 and see if it's good for you!
mGalaxy folder > Data folder > Preferences.xml
Open this file with a text editor, then search for this line:
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<advanced_videoplaydelay>1</advanced_videoplaydelay>change the value to 0
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<advanced_videoplaydelay>0</advanced_videoplaydelay>Save :)

thanks for this tip.. is there anyway i can have a default image (static tv) that would work for all, or would i need to create an image for each rom.....Great frontend by the way


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Re: The preview videos are not showing up
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2020, 02:40:06 PM »
Ok i thought i would create a new reply as this is a soloution i've just come up with so you cant see the missing media text

first you need to create a bat file using notepad & containing

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dir /a /b/-p/o:gen >C:\WINDOWS\Temp\file_list.txt
start notepad C:\WINDOWS\Temp\file_list.txt
save the name as .0 (dot+zero)
run it within you rom folder , it will then create a file_list.txt file delete the first line of the text file which will be the name of the bat file you just run (.0)
save the text file to your desktop keeping the same name (file_list)

now create a folder on your desktop and add the blank.png (640x480) image attached

now create another bat on your desktop (this will read the file_list.txt file
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@echo off
setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%a in (file_list.txt) do (
echo copy "Blank.png" "%%a.png">>run-me-in-folder-with-blank-png.bat

run this bat file, it will now create another bat file named (run-me-in-folder-with-blank-png) place this bat file in the folder with the blank png and run it, you will now have a new blank png for every rom, which you place in the screenshots folder
which will now hide the missing media text

Aquick edit i just realised the first batch file is leaving the extension in so ending up with a double ectension
, anyone know how to remove them within the batch

For now im using bulk rename utility to remove the double extension
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 10:56:44 AM by billyc666 »