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I already have a mp4 video for all my mame games. And I put them in the LaunchBox\Videos\(platform) folder but how do you get launchbox/bigbox to use them. Doesn't seem to work just by putting them there. How do you associate them to the games?

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If you have them in LB in Video\Arcade (assuming you are calling your platform Arcade) LB should recognize them if they match either the title of the game or the MAME short name.

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You can check if LaunchBox has recognised your game videos by opening the Other window inside the Game Edit window.
If your video paths are shown here, then check that Auto Play Videos is enabled in the View dropdown, and that the Show Video box is enabled via Tools, Options, Game Details.
The Auto Play Videos and Show Video settings only apply to LaunchBox and don't affect BigBox. As far as I know, once the video path is shown in Game Edit, Other then BigBox will play it.

Also, I think that videos are a premium option and won't play in LaunchBox free.

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You were right! I had called the folder "Mame" instead of "Arcade". It works in bigbox but I have not seen anything happening in Launchbox even after checking on those options.

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found something else for any future googlers of the issue like myself, after you download your vid files and have them in the proper location, you can use the cleanup media fuction under tools to not only auto populate the correct pathing for each games video, it will delete any excess media to which there is no game to match it with. lifesaver as i thought i would have to manually enter the path to each game individually! Launchbox rocks!!

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On 1/24/2019 at 5:45 PM, ZigZags said:

found something else for any future googlers of the issue like myself, after you download your vid files and have them in the proper location, you can use the cleanup media fuction under tools to not only auto populate the correct pathing for each games video, it will delete any excess media to which there is no game to match it with. lifesaver as i thought i would have to manually enter the path to each game individually! Launchbox rocks!!

Dude deserves a cookie for this. Thanks mate! I'm currently writing a script in python to export videos using the xml paths and needed a way to populate them after importing a curated set.

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I use a little app called Fuzzy Rename to rename the video files to the same as the game files I have.  Works a treat and saved me loads of time.

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