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Using Maximus Arcade - need help again on what to download, etc


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OK, been out of the Arcade/Emu scene for a couple years.. I just now got my full membership restored by Ciro again.

I'm setting up a Maximus Arcade cabinet.. all games, etc are in there and working..

Should I download the MAME-SQ or the MAME-HQ videos?

Also, where do I put them again in Maximus Arcade? Do the just go in the SNAP folder, or do I need to delete all those SNAPS first? or just add the video to that same folder??

thanks guys... I will get the hang of this again soon... I love this stuff...missed it... work does it to you... pulls you away from your "loves of life"

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As long as you have a decent computer you will want to stick with the HQ videos. And you will want the avi format.

Here is a post explaining: Understanding the Video Snap sets

I don't have maximus installed at the moment so I am not 100% sure. But I am sure someone else around here knows the answer.

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As long as you have a decent computer you will want to stick with the HQ videos. And you will want the avi format.

Here is a post explaining: Understanding the Video Snap sets

I don't have maximus installed at the moment so I am not 100% sure. But I am sure someone else around here knows the answer.

Thanks Circo... Yea I'm downloading the HQ right now. I did figure it out with MA... simply created a folder called MOVIES-HQ and pointed MA to that folder... they work like a charm.

Great quality too! thanks again!

Hey, by the way, are you located in Washington State?

Thanks

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Thanks Circo... Yea I'm downloading the HQ right now. I did figure it out with MA... simply created a folder called MOVIES-HQ and pointed MA to that folder... they work like a charm.

Great quality too! thanks again!

Hey, by the way, are you located in Washington State?

Thanks

I thought maximus uses .flv files for intro's?

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I thought maximus uses .flv files for intro's?

Naw, Maximus uses AVI.... I just tried them and they worked fine. I believe .FLV is for HyperSpin

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Naw, Maximus uses AVI.... I just tried them and they worked fine. I believe .FLV is for HyperSpin

Flv's only work in hyperspin and gameex I believe

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  • 10 months later...

Can Maximus run the snes mp4 files? or am I out of luck for videos on my maximus for the snes?

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Actually we need someone to try maximus so we know for sure, we have a converter in the works as well, if you have to go back to avi the size will jump back up but your not out of luck.

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hmm size shouldn't jump more than that for the overhead of the AVI container format.

Maximus should play h264 & AAC fine...the only question is if it handles the MP4 container format...which should be simple to resolve one way or the other.

The developer add's support (best) or the end user uses AVI-Mux GUI to stream copy the Audio & Video streams into an AVI container (worst). The stream copy can be batched...and takes no more time than that to copy a file from one place to another. So if things are on a SSD it'll be near instant...if they are on an old laptop HDD...dear god...hehe. However for most folks with 72000RPM HDD's it'll take 1 second per video or less.

However this is not something that should be done over a network do to the bandwidth limitations...think old laptop hdd. :P

No one is getting left out in the cold...except for maybe the developers should they fail to add support for a simple container format...which results in a bit of extra leg work for the end user. :(

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I tried to get the mp4s to work, but to no avail. I downloaded them all and then used another application to convert them to avi's. I am pretty new to emumovies, but if I could some how upload them (i am sure there is a way) it could save some people time.

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I tried to get the mp4s to work, but to no avail. I downloaded them all and then used another application to convert them to avi's. I am pretty new to emumovies, but if I could some how upload them (i am sure there is a way) it could save some people time.

I am not sure exactly what codec system maximus uses but its very possible that it pulls them from windows, if that is the case the its likely that renaming the mp4 to avi will work. Since you already have it set up can you test that.

As far as uploading the avi's please dont, there is a few reasons why I am planning on phasing them out. I currently am holding on to the existing ones on the ftp while Mala gets everything sorted. But the plan stands to eventually phase out official support for AVI's. The space issue is just too big to be ignored. If we get down to only maximus arcade being incompatible without the extra step, we have to face the facts that Maximus is seemingly no longer supported by its author and is losing market share rapidly. I am able to host both mp4 and flv sets in less space than 1 avi set. And even more importantly the mp4s and flvs will be higher quality than said AVI's.

Right now I am just going to hope that renaming the file will work because if it does the avi-mux method will be fine. For instance in initial GameEx testing renaming to avi worked. So all Tom had to do was add mp4 as a valid file format. In the longrun if there is enough of a demand I may be able to build the mp4 to avi conversion into the download app on the server side. But as no logic said its a quick and painless process so long as maximus is compatible with the base codecs and that will be answered with a file rename.

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Makes total sense. It seems that I will have to start searching for a new FE as Maximus seems to be dying/dead...

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