Dec 29, 2017 · Re: Editing config.txt for Composite video instead of HDMI Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:48 pm if you use NOOBS, then while in NOOBS (you can return to NOOBS by repeatedly pressing shift during boot) press either 3 or 4 (to switch to either PAL or NTSC). when you have the correct video signal (color video, not monochrome) you can lock the video mode.
Now I found config.txt but how can I change HDMI to composite video by config for small portable DVD player? Will all games work on composite video? Last time I was try start games on composite video by RecalBox but games wont start up and I didn’t get help from recalBox forum that …
Documentation in this section includes basic guides to configuring your Raspberry Pi.
You can view/edit the files in the FAT partition of the SD card on any computer, Mac, Linux or Windows. Specifically the settings in file config.txt. RPi-config / config.txt explains the settings. For what it is worth, I think NOOBS creates more trouble than it is worth.
So, I’m using the composite video cable instead of HDMI. But I can’t see everything that’s on the screen. Do I configure this in config.txt? And if so, how?
Some people still don’t have HDMI supported TVs or even HDMI cables, hence the only option is to use AV cable. The AV cable can be connected to composite video output (yellow port) of Raspberry Pi. Below shown is the composite cable that you might be having.
With Raspian (installed via NOOBS) all I had to do was editing the config.txt file to comment out hdmi_force_hotplug=1 and uncomment sdtv_mode=2 lines. All is fine and dandy. After that, Raspian was able to show the desktop on TV. Now, OpenELEC with Kodi is a different beast.
At the Adafruit store, we’ve added a ton of great new HDMI-compatible displays for your Raspberry Pi or anything else with HDMI/VGA/Composite video output. But, like we said, we’ve added a ton and so it can be a little overwhelming trying to find the perfect display for your project.