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Question What is everyone using for a video player when developing for the Steam Deck?

Discussion in 'Linux' started by BenM_AK, Oct 18, 2022.

  1. BenM_AK

    BenM_AK

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    I've got a game already developed and ported over to the Steak deck and the only thing that isn't working is the video player. I was using AVPro video for the original iOS build, but it looks like it's not compatible. So what is everyone else using to play videos regularly and also mapping transparent video textures to materials?
     
  2. sfjohansson

    sfjohansson

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    I believe the unity video player works, there were some limitations with supported codecs on Linux
     
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  3. BenM_AK

    BenM_AK

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    I'll probably do some more tests over the next few weeks with it and post my results in this thread. Have you heard anything in regards to videos with transparency?
     
  4. sfjohansson

    sfjohansson

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    I usually play video to a render texture / UI widget and you can do all the usual stuff there no matter if the source is a still image or video...worst case you could probably use a green screen shader on it...did this recently on linux...mostly because I had video with a green screen source.

    Perhaps video file formats with alpha are supported...didn't look into it as it was green screen...
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2022