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EmuMovies quality in my old Hyperspin setup


GainsMcDonald86

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New guy here... Well, I was here a long time ago, long enough to download video snaps for my MAME cab, anyway. I've been using an old version of Hyperspin in a cabinet for MAME only for quite a few years now. Just recently I decided that instead of traditional themes I'd just use HyperTheme to create my own themes, which would essentially be to just have the preview video snap fill the entire screen. Now that the videos are full screen instead of small, some of them look kinda blurry and/or not of the highest frame rate.
 
This is an old version of Hyperspin that uses FLV files. I paid for a new subscription to EmuMovies, downloaded all new high quality MP4's for all my roms, then used the old video converter I once downloaded from EmuMovies to convert them to FLV's. This didn't really result in any improvement in video quality, though when I watch the MP4's themselves they look nice.
 
Is the video converter perhaps not creating high quality FLV's? Or is there something inherent in the FLV format or maybe in the old Hyperspin that keeps the videos from looking as good as their MP4 sources? I don't really want to upgrade to the newest/current Hyperspin in order to use MP4's if that would be tough for a technology-challenged old guy like me. Any thoughts or advice are appreciated.
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  • 6 months later...

I think Mp4's are just better than flv's, I say take the plunge and upgrade HS to take advantage of your Mp4's.

It's a lot easier to just upgrade HS than to convert 1000's of mp4's anyway!

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  • 4 weeks later...

I bought Hyperspin awhile back and never got it to operate correctly. LOL. Maybe it's time to knock the dust off that and give it another go!

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