OSSC Pro – Frequently Asked Questions
Since we get asked these questions a lot about OSSC Pro, I’ve rounded them all up here into a little FAQ
What formats are accepted on the inputs?
Click here to see a picture of the OSSC Pro’s inputs.
The SCART socket (on the side of the unit) accepts RGBs (composite video for sync, luma for sync or clean composite sync at 75ohm), RGsB (sync on green) and component video.
The VGA input accepts RGBHV, RGBs (composite video for sync, luma for sync or clean composite sync), RGsB (sync on green) and component video.
The component video inputs accept component video and RGsB (sync on green).
The SPDIF sound input accepts 2 channel stereo and can pass through Dolby Digital from e.g. an Xbox original.
The HDMI input accepts up to 1440p inputs. HDCP is not supported. HDMI 2.1 is not supported.
Will I need special tools to add profiles to the SD card?
No, the OSSC Pro will work with the SD card in a standard format readable on a regular PC, Mac or Linux machine
Can I save screenshots to the SD card?
Yes, this is planned.
Can 480p be line tripled to 1440p?
Yes, this is already implemented in the latest beta firmware. Adaptive line multiplication mode (or scaler mode) is required.
Can 720p be line doubled to 1440p?
Yes, this is planned.
What resolutions can be downscaled?
Currently 480i, 480p and 720p are planned for downscaling with 480i and 480p already implemented. 1080p will also be considered.
What about composite video and S-video?
We know many users need composite and S-video compatibility and we understand that sometimes it’s not practical or desirable to modify your classic consoles to output RGB. These video formats will be supported on the OSSC Pro, but not initially. The decoder for them will be added to the software later, and composite and S-video signals will connect via the component video inputs (S-Video by a breakout adapter).
Initially it is expected that development efforts will focus on the scaler side of the OSSC Pro and making sure the lag is reduced as much as possible. In the interim if you own a Koryuu transcoder this will work well with OSSC pro as a stand in until full composite/S-Video decoding is available.
What will be the launch price?
This is very difficult to predict. Currently our factories are engaged in negotiating for components in a market that is experiencing critical shortages. We will try to keep the cost down under $500 USD and also reduce the cost once economies of scale kick in again.