Brent wrote:One thing to possibly get a heads up on earlier is what will it support image wise and or will it support video?
It all depends on what is possible in Android. There is one big difference between Android and a desktop operating system like Windows or Linux/RetroPie, and it is the amount of memory available for the apps. In Windows/Linux you can use all the memory available but in Android you are restricted to a specific limit and you simply can't use more. I've seen devices ranging from mere 16MB up to 64MB which is NOT a lot of memory. I think I will take three devices as a reference of what amount of media will be available: Shield TV, Amazon Fire TV and the Xiaomi Mi Box. The video above is already using more than 16MB of memory.
As a reference, a 1920x1080 rgba image requires 8MB
Brent wrote:I know you will anyways Franco, but the earlier the better for file types and dimensions would be great.
I'm open to support videos, but I have to see them working first
For dimensions, my plan is that the theme will be designed for a specific resolution and scaled up or down by the app to the real resolution. So the theme designers will be able to target 4K, 720p or 480p screens as they will.
Oh and one last little request hehe......could the image files be stored in a different folder to the roms so the romsets could stay clean?
That's a good suggestion. Now that part of the scanning code supports alternative locations better. Let's talk here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11