get video previews for emulationstation
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In short: get video previews for emulationstation ;)

This is a quick & dirty PHP script used to parse folder of roms under subfolders in emulationstation format. It uses already scraped roms to read game's names and scrap video using scraper.php script.

It is possible to resize and change frame rate of scraped video (need ffmpeg to be installed).

Usage example:

  • to scrap videos and convert them in 30 Fps, 320px width:
    php parser.php gamelists downloaded_images 30 320
  • to scrap video with no convertion:
    php parser.php gamelists downloaded_images

where :

  • "gamelists" is the emulationstation's directory where all gamelist XML files are stored (in system subfolders)
  • downloaded_images is the target directory where to store videos (in system subfolders)

Not all systems are supported, but new ones can easily be added, see parser.php file. Avoid to fork to build your own version, instead, feel free to contribute, I'm fully open ;).