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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2016-11-13, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Streaming box with support for external dvd or bluray?

Hi folks, I've been looking around here for a while but can't seem to find an answer to my needs.

I'm looking for a streaming media player that will allow me to view downloaded movies from the last 10 years that I have stored on dvdrom and bluray discs.

Will any android tv box allow the use of a usb bluray drive? I dont want to view commercial commercial blurays or dvds, just the old library.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2016-11-15, 08:17 AM
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I had looked this up a bit before for someone.

yes/no is the answer.

As for a roku, etc.. i have no clue.
Android TV, one with USB ports, generally will support dvd rom drives. But not necessarily ALL of them. The more generic/nothing fancy probably has the best bet of working, anything greater requiring extra drivers, etc might not.

I think it then should show up, as a 'drive'

Using kodi or the built in players.. should be able to browse to the 'drive' and then play the files.

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Assuming the files are not encrypted and you have access to a computer with a DVD/Bluray drive, it might be easier to copy them from the disk to a USB flash drive.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2016-11-15, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, thanks for the replies folks.

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