File / media browser

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    nolageek
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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?

    #84815
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    nolageek
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    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

    #84839
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    petrockblog
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    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

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/488350/how-to-prompt-users-with-a-gui-dialog-box-to-choose-file-directory-path-via-the

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