As we already advanced yesterday, Black Seraph added Play Videos functionality from GarlicOs Custom Firmware. This has been achieved thanks to Retroarch’s Core ffmpeg, which we already tried to make work without success, logically we are not as expert as him…
Since version 1.0.6 of GarlicOs, this function is already available, and the way to use it is through a new folder in the ROMS directory, called VIDEOS, and where we will have to put our .mkv files, (since Black Seraph comments which in .mp4 has some kind of conflict). It also indicates some instructions to correctly encode the file, which we understand is through the command line using the ffmpeg app from your computer, which we leave below:
“ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vf scale=640×480 -vcodec libx264 -profile:v main -level 3.1 -preset medium -crf 23 -x264-params ref=4 -acodec libvorbis -movflags +faststart output.mkv”
We have used the Handbrake application for many years to convert our videos, so we decided to give it a try, thanks to the information provided by the Reddit user raymodromero, and we have created a Preset to be able to use it when we need it. Here we leave the preset for you to import into Handbrake.