Hi, I’m brand new to the raspberry pi scene. I finally was able to buy a device and landed with a pi 3a+. Everything I’ve read points to this device being completely sufficient to do old school emulation just fine which has been my experience so far. Batocera was my first choice for a front end and so far I’ve been really impressed.
However, for some reason the “Views Video” feature causes total system lock up. From what I can tell, the video’s themselves are not overwhelming the pi as they are very low resolution and low frame rate. The freeze does not happen right away either, I can scroll through maybe 4 or 5 games before the system starts stuttering and then ultimately freezing. Prior to that the first few games play the video back perfectly.
I’ve been reading old threads where people used this “Views Video” on even older Pi 2’s. Surely the Pi3 is capable of playing these videos back in the skin interface, right? At first I thought the skin I was using “Retrofix” was too heavy. But even switching back to the stock skin “Carbon” results in the same problem.
Is this a known issue? Is the Pi3 supposed to be able to play these videos back without issue? Is there some setting I can change, or produce a log that can isolate the problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I can resolve this one issue I will have the perfect setup. Thank you