Nvidia Shield v Firestick 4K for full frontend

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Re: Nvidia Shield v Firestick 4K for full frontend

Post by paulh » Sun May 23, 2021 1:21 pm

Since I have a USB DVD drive and an Nvidia Shield I thought I'd give it a try to see what happens and as I thought it does not work :(

The shield appears to see the DVD drive but using adb shell I can't see where or even if it's mounted so it's not possible to tell MythTV where the DVD drive is mounted.

Even if you could get the DVD drive mounted I very much doubt it will be able to play encrypted DVD's so like other have said your best bet is to RIP them and make them available over the network.

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Re: Nvidia Shield v Firestick 4K for full frontend

Post by cliveb » Sun May 23, 2021 2:56 pm

paulh wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 1:21 pm
Since I have a USB DVD drive and an Nvidia Shield I thought I'd give it a try to see what happens and as I thought it does not work :(
Many thanks for trying this out for me. Pity it doesn't work.

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Re: Nvidia Shield v Firestick 4K for full frontend

Post by paulh » Sun May 23, 2021 3:57 pm

Some have had some luck with sideloading MLUSB Mounter on to their Shield and using something like Kodi or VLC to play a DVD but the reviews are hit and miss, you have to buy a paid extension and even then it will not play copyright-protected discs.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/fo ... -video-wi/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... n_GB&gl=US

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