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gibbled 2016-11-13 07:53 PM

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.

Thanks.

gdkitty 2016-11-15 08:17 AM

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.

scrooloose 2016-11-15 01:16 PM

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.

-Mike

gibbled 2016-11-15 06:04 PM

Awesome, thanks for the replies folks.


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