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Rotating Playfield Videos 180 degrees
For optimal performance… its recommended to rotate your playfield videos if they are 180 degree rotated. Or if you have 4K screens… why bother and make brand new 4K30fps playfield videos :)
also, with the autorecord feature you can have Popper automatically create all new 'fresh' media that will make the front-end run a lot smoother than using your older media. See here:
create a temp folder somewhere and copy all your playfield videos there.
grab this file: https://www.nailbuster.com/pup/Rotate180.zip
unzip into your temp folder
run the batch file (rotate_180.bat for 180 degree) and it should create a sub_folder and start converting/rotation all files for you automatically. THIS MAY TAKE A LONG TIME if you have alot of files, so maybe run overnight or something if you need to. Batch file is setup to do mp4s. but if you look at batch, you can very easily change it to *.flv or *.mov (other video filetypes) and re-run batch.
PinUP Popper Multiple Loading Displays setup
See detailed info here: https://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=loading_video
Terry's Media Conversion pack
Pin2K and Flipping your DMD images
BTW: If you have a pin2k cabinet the above method is the same, but instead of running the rotate180.zip you use this one to flip Y access on dmd videos.
Real DMD Users convert videos to animated GIFs
Starting in v1.4 if you do not wish to use the MIRROR method for real-dmds you can use pngs or animated gifs.
If you have a real-dmd, the above method is the same, but instead of running the rotate180.zip you use this one:
try this batch to convert them to animated gifs: (experimental) https://www.nailbuster.com/pup/make_anigifs.zip
within the batch you can see the resolution of the GIF output.
Lower quality or Smaller file sizes of PuP-Pack for lower end sytems
Sometimes, PuP-Pack authors will make very high-end packs that use HD video and multiple windows all playing at the same time. These will require a faster CPU/GPU to play nicely during gameplay. BUT, you can use some free media tools to downsize all the videos in the puppack to 720p, or 480p so that they should play eaiser on lower-end hardware.
Here's a zip file with a readme.txt for simple way to down-size a high-end pack: