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  • Djinny
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    I’d like to see the omx media player gui built into EmulationStation.
    It would be fairly easy to do for an experienced programmer. Just set it as an experimental program.
    Have a media folder, then just set it so you can play and control it with standard controller buttons. (A) to play/pause, (B) to stop, left/right to seek, up/down for volume.

    I have a 32gb microsd card, and i have a lot of games on it, and it’s still way under half full. Having a few 720p movies/videos and music would make retropi even more useful.

    robertybob
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    I’m not saying it’s terrible idea, but wouldn’t it detract from the aim of RetroPie – to be a great retro game piece of software? I don’t know whether adding this feature would really fit into it, and obviously there’s already an option for installing Kodi (although I appreciate Omxplayer is not as bloated as Kodi).

    Djinny
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    It wouldn’t be taking away from RetroPie’s gaming abilities. For me, gaming comes first, But if i want to just sit back and watch a movie without needing a second device, it’d be nice.

    Djinny
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    Having played with Kodi a bit, figured i might as well. It would seem that Kodi does not support joysticks, and I use the teensy 2.0 in my pi2-gameboy.

    Keyboard works, had to disable the mouse though. But without it supporting the joystick buttons i’m kinda stuck. I can’t lug around a keyboard when ever i want to watch a video, and i can’t reprogram the teensy since it’s deep inside the gameboy.

    Having a simple omx player built right into emulation station would be the way to go it seems.

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