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     Mike da Spike 

    I still use your videos

    I’m in progress to create my own script to generate them, but until then I use yours.

    The load of new tables is a lot , and because of that I misses a lot of dmd videos.

    That doesn’t mean that people should stop posting the great vpx tables.  :yahoo:

    Not sure if you use fx3 tables @thalamus but I captured all the dmd videos and removed high scores from it.

    I wanted to add the zen studio logo and the wheels too, but the wheels are not nice to see on the dmd. So wanted to create own wheels that I can use for the Dmd.

    But right now I dont have much time. My mother-in-law passed away just before christmas and we need to arrange a lot of stuff


    Oh. My condolences. Sorry to hear that.

    I don’t playFX3 no, so I haven’t planned on making any. Who knows, one day I might – if they start to play better :)


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    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  Thalamus.
     Mike da Spike 

    Sorry for the late reaction. Need to arrange a lot of things.

    Would you share your magic with me  :scratch:   ?

    I’m trying to create to same video’s as you do, so I can create my own realdmd videos

    I can get the 3 PNG files from the directories and create an MP$ with FFMPEG to it. When I run the video it shows perfect. 2.5 secs for Wheel, than the year and than the logo. But in pinballx the first loop plays fine, but on the 2nd loop It looks like it skips the wheel image, and plays the year twice.

    I know this is not a bug in pinballx, because your video’s are playing fine.

    What I do :

    I create first 3 MP4 movies from the PNG and concate this :


    Line for creating the video from png :

    ffmpeg -y -loop 1 -i “C:\pinball\pinballx\Media\Company\Stern (1999 -2009).png” -c:v libx264 -t 2.5 -r 25 -b:v 40k -b:a 20k -vf scale=128:32:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,pad=128:32:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2,setsar=1 -pix_fmt yuv420p “C:\Mike\Scripts\Temp\Company.mp4”

    When I have 3 the same MP4’s , I concate them :

    ffmpeg -y -safe 0 -f concat -i “C:\Mike\Scripts\Temp\list.txt” -c copy “C:\pinball\PinballX\Media\Visual Pinball X\Real DMD Color Videos\24 (Stern 2009).mp4”

    I really scratched my had on this. Maybe you can help ?

    See attached file from this example



    We do it very differently and I don’t do any concatenation. I have a logo-png, a known date and company logo-png. I use linux and copy the logo to /dev/shm ( like a ram disk ) – create as many softlinks as I need to it with filenames that ffmpeg understands should go into a animation. For year, I create the image and makes the same amount of softlinks, continuing the name scheme. Company, same as for logo. Now I have only 3 actual files copied to memory, but a lot of filenames pointing to these three in sequence. It is then time to tell ffmpeg to make the animation from these sequence. Once done. Delete the 3 images and soft links.

    ffmpeg -y -f image2 -framerate 0.1 -r 10 -s 128x32 -i 'temp-%03d.png' -pix_fmt yuv420p \"$mp4_tmp_file\"

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     Mike da Spike 

    I finally managed to create good video’s that are working fine on my DMD.

    The issue was caused by  that my MP4’s where encoded as .h264 instead of mp4 .

    I used your files as an example, and now I can create my own missing video’s.

    I’m not a programmer, but the script looks working fine.

    Thanks Thalamus for this great idea and for sharing your files ! :good:

     The Loafer 

    Mika: sincere condolences on your loss

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