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Old 12-04-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Alexandria
Distribution: ubuntu 12.04.2
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xine input.file_origin_path?

I've been trying to find a way to get xine to start it's file browsing in the directory of which the playing file resides.

For example: If I'm playing "/home/user/media_files/simpsons/episode_100.mpg", I'd like it so when I browse the directory when editting the play list, xine opens "/home/user/media_files/simpsons"

So on an so forth for files "/home/user/media_files/futurama/episode_100.mpg" etc...

The only way I can think of is a wrapper script but I'd really not want to do this.

ANyone have any thoughts? Xine used to do this way back when I had fedora 1 and didn't upgrade to fedora 2 and the latest distro of xine.

Looking at the ~/.xine/config file, the variable that holds where to start file browsing is held in "input.file_origin_path". If you comment it out, it starts in the user's home directory. However, when you exit, it saves your last path in the variable.

So xine does re-write the file...any thoughts on making the variable to $PWD?

Old 12-04-2004, 04:24 AM   #2
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Okay...nevermind. I answered my own question. Apparently, if you comment out the variable several times, xine finally gets it and doesn't uncomment it.

thanks anyway guys.


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