Saturday, March 2, 2013

notes on the Mele A3700 Android media player

This device is a cheap ($130) box which lets you play movies on your TV. As it runs Android, you can get a zillion apps to do other things, especially for playing games.  It comes with a white remote which is a mouse!  The idea is to connect it to your HDMI TV, a USB hard drive, then you'll never have to leave the couch again.

It's very cranky.

I bought this device to play DVDs (ISOs).  For some reason this is nearly impossible to do under normal Android apps.  Here are the results so far:

Joe VLC: ISO tried to play, then croaked
QQ Player: tries to play, no menu control
Rockplayer2 -- plays ISOs, software only, video completely separate from audio.

Also tested:
Dolphin player: no ISO
ES Media Player: no ISO
FireAir Player: no ISO
MX Player: no ISO(?)
Super-HD player: no ISO
TVD Player: no ISO

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