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splash_boot [2020/08/31 18:54]
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lbrpdx Added Pi4 and PC, plus additional parameters
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 ===== Splash Boot ===== ===== Splash Boot =====
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-Since Batocera 5.27 the progress of adding images and videos is much easier to do. Just copy the appropriate files to your dedicated SHARE directory ''splash'' (on your SMB network) and on reboot you can see your newest selections. 
  
 Batocera.linux supports 2 kinds of splash boot. Batocera.linux supports 2 kinds of splash boot.
  
-  * A MP4 videos (for SBCbut not for x86_64 or x86 platforms at the momentsorry guys+  * A MP4 videos (for **RPiRPi2RPi3, Odroid XU4, Odroid N2/N2+, Khadas VIM3 and RockPro64**... and **Pi4 and PC** with **Batocera 31+**
   * A fixed PNG image for all platforms   * A fixed PNG image for all platforms
  
-Video (if available) gets higher loading priority than pictures.+Video (if available) gets higher loading priority than images. 
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 +Since Batocera 5.27 the progress of adding images and videos is much easier to do. Just copy the appropriate files to your dedicated SHARE directory ''splash'' (on your SMB network, or ''/userdata/splash/'' from SSH) and on reboot you can see your newest selections.  
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 +**WARNING:** ultimately, those splash videos will be copied into your ''/boot/'' partition, which has limited space. Depending on your architecture, the sizes of your potential overlays and many other parameters, you might be limited to 100s of MB left on the ''/boot/'' partition, less than 1 GB in most cases. Make sure you don't put too many videos in your ''splash'' directory or the process will not work. 
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 +You can have multiple ''*.mp4'' files in ''/splash/'' and the system will select one at random. 
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 +On the **Odroid Go Advance**, by design, the screen is physically rotated. So you need to rotate your splash screen 90 degrees counter-clockwise to make it appear with the right orientation.
  
 Splash boot screens can be customized by editing ''batocera.conf''. Splash boot screens can be customized by editing ''batocera.conf''.
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 To disable it, edit the file ''/userdata/system/batocera.conf'' (or from the SHARE network folder) to get a line exactly like this one (without #) : To disable it, edit the file ''/userdata/system/batocera.conf'' (or from the SHARE network folder) to get a line exactly like this one (without #) :
   splash.screen.sound=0   splash.screen.sound=0
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 +To disable splash video altogether, you can also disable it in the same file ''batocera.conf'' with:
 +  splash.screen.enabled=0
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 +==== Change the Video Splash duration ====
 +If you want to run your video splash screen for the whole length of it, edit ''/userdata/system/batocera.conf'' (or from the SHARE network folder) and, if you want to make it 42 seconds, add a line like:
  
-==== Notes only for older Batocera versions <= 5.26 ====+  splash.screen.length=42 
  
-=== Customize splash video (only on RPi, RPi2, RPi3, Odroid XU4 and RockPro64) === +Any value can be set between 0 and 90 seconds. 
-Put a file in ''/boot/splash.mp4'' on the USB key/SD card to replace the default videoStarting with Batocera 5.25, you can have multiple ''*.mp4'' files in ''/boot/'' and the system will select one at random. Alsowith Batocera 5.25+, you can also add splash images too.+ 
 +You can also use ''k'' and ''i'' as a prefix before the timer. 
 +  * ''i42'' : the video player terminates itself, to a maximum length of 42 seconds 
 +  * ''k42'' the video player is killed after 42 secondsbut it will stay on for the whole 42 seconds 
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 + 
 +==== Notes only for older Batocera versions <= 5.26 ====
  
 === Image splash boot === === Image splash boot ===
 You can change the splash boot image by putting your own file as ''/boot/splash.png''. On Batocera 5.25+, you can have multiple ''*.png'' files in ''/boot/'' and the system will select one at random. You can change the splash boot image by putting your own file as ''/boot/splash.png''. On Batocera 5.25+, you can have multiple ''*.png'' files in ''/boot/'' and the system will select one at random.
  
-On the **Odroid Go Advance**, by design, the screen is physically rotated. So you need to rotate your splash screen 90 degrees counter-clockwise to make it appear with the right orientation. 
  
 Please note that throughout this page, the path ''/boot/'' refers to the Linux path on your Batocera box. However, if you mount your Batocera USB key/SD card on a Windows machine, that path will be the root of your mount point shown as BATOCERA like ''F:\'' or whatever is your mount letter for your Batocera USB key/SD card ). Please note that throughout this page, the path ''/boot/'' refers to the Linux path on your Batocera box. However, if you mount your Batocera USB key/SD card on a Windows machine, that path will be the root of your mount point shown as BATOCERA like ''F:\'' or whatever is your mount letter for your Batocera USB key/SD card ).
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