File / media browser

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    I’d like to add a menu option that will start a console based file/media browser.. I’ve been for looking for something to use… Any suggestions?

    Profile photo of nolageek

    Basically I want to be able to watch a movie or two occasionally but dont want to install anything as robust as XBMC or anything that will require a graphical UI like X

    Profile photo of buzz

    add a new es_systems.cfg for say “media files” point it to a location with some files (maybe a remote mount or something), and use something like omxplayer ? it could then just use the emulation station browser to show a list of media to play.

    alternatively you could make a little script you launch that uses something like

    FILE=$(dialog --stdout --title "Please choose a file" --fselect $HOME/ 20 60)

    to get a file path via a little file browser

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