I have OSMC running in my raspberry and I have been looking for a remote control app that allows me to look at folders in the external HDD.
The thing is, I have sorted my music in folders but the remote apps I have tried give me Artist/Album/Song/Year/Genre options. I would like to have direct access to my folders as they contain music arranged the way I want it to be, which is pretty much “mix tapes” if you will, making the genre etc. options rather useless.
Update, I have found a semi-work around by making a playlist with each folder. But it is still quite a number of folders and I assume each time a folder is modified (like more music being added) then I have to manually update the playlist.
Still looking for the aforementioned app.
In Yatse you got Files/playlist in options, and you chose category “audiofiles” and chose any of your folder-shortcuts. I got one called music2, thats a smb-share from my laptop and it browsed perfectly to it, and started a song i wanted to play.
But i dont get the external discs listed tho, just the Sources (folder-shortcuts) i’ve mapped on them. Like Kids-movies shortcut to on /dev/sdb2/kids/movies, i can see Kids-movies and navigate into it
So my suggestion is that you make a “folder-shortcut”(add source) and point it to a the topfolder in your music-folder tree, Then you could navigate all the folders below
Navigate to Music/files/Add music… Browse to your folder, root filesystem, /media/yourdisc/ OK
Enter the name of the source(folder-shortcut) for example “Musicdisc”, OK
If you know try via yatse or Kore remote software you should see the Source in you list and be able to navigate it