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omernesher@gmail.com

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anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« on: November 28, 2012, 05:09:43 AM »
the unit seems to get good reviews and it has good specs.

Not to step on DigitalSignage's toes or anythings, but it seems up to par with the MediaDroid.

Can't the signage controller be configured to work with it? It is rootable..

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 06:57:40 AM »
I bought this week and i'm trying yet. I can tell you that it's very fast and the Andorid 4.1.1 is so much better than the olders. The Coffee Campain run very good (videos).

The only problem i didn't solve yet is the footer menu of the android. Looks like the Player runs behind it. Anyone know how can i solve it?


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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 09:19:36 PM »
Our next generation mediaDROID is based on the same chipset and will begin in shipping in Jan with 4.1.1 and a new HTML5 engine, we also removed the bottom bar, added the SignageController among many other enhancements.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 03:22:23 AM »
Our next generation mediaDROID is based on the same chipset and will begin in shipping in Jan with 4.1.1 and a new HTML5 engine, we also removed the bottom bar, added the SignageController among many other enhancements.

Do you have any idea of the price?
Mk808 is about $50.

Any idea to remove de bottom bar?

thanks.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 06:27:32 AM »
I don't know if this will work, but a quick search led me to this. Search for the "SureLock" app for android.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 03:58:01 PM »
10x for the reply.

1. the mediadroid is far too expensive. I'd rather tweak the mk808 for 50$ than pay 200$ for a ready device.
2. don't know about the status bar issue. i'm sure rooted devices can be tweaked to hide it.
3. if all fails, I can install ubuntu on it, and use the linux player. right?

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 07:29:54 PM »
I tried ordering both the MK and another similar device and boy did I waste time and over $100.00
The player did not work well, the black bottom bar was always there and the Watchdog I copied over did not work 1/2 the time.

I ended up ordering 2 player from Lawrence and paid $300.00 and all I can say is wow.
The player works flawlessly (we are using it for a food menu  board piloting a large nationwide install).

So my 2 cents (more like $100), go with the mediaDROID ZX, you spend a bit more, but you get what you pay for.
Obviously the guys at MediaSignage know what they are doing and the ZX player shows it

Danna.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 06:52:58 AM »
I would agree about getting devices designed specifically for the end product. They do tend to work better and at least it makes it much easier for support issues as it will remove any unnecessary variables that come with different users and hardware. That being said, I also like to take advantage of my own skills and build my own devices to save a little as well.

Don't forget that Linux is no longer supported by Adobe with Air, and therefore not supported by MediaSignage. I do not believe that will be an option for you.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 03:28:22 PM »
I found the solution. It worked in another android tv like the mk808 with Android 4.0. I need test in the mk808.
THe program is Hide Bar (ppareit.github.com/HideBar/)
It worked without root for me.


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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 12:46:51 PM »
I can confirm that my new, stock, unmolested and/or un-flashed  MK808 running 4.1.1 works perfectly with the Hide Bottom Bar app. for only $3.49 it was a great solution.
I will post back if anything weird starts happening.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 01:07:25 PM »
The app i posted worked with mk808 too, i confirmed yesterday.
But now, i lost the hdmi and the mk808 died  ;D but the others android tv one, are working perfect with Hide Bar.

thanks all

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 08:14:42 PM »
@V2comp: Can you summarise on what all apps have been loaded on MK808 for it to work as a pure signage player and is signage controller part of this?

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 04:42:42 AM »
@V2comp: Can you summarise on what all apps have been loaded on MK808 for it to work as a pure signage player and is signage controller part of this?


I know it was not for me, but to help, i used the app Auto Start to Signage Player start on boot and the Hide Bar to hide the bottom bar. I removed all other apps and disabled some native apps from Android too.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 05:11:28 AM »
There are several stock apps that were included on the device, and I didn't try to defeat any of them. I just got this working yesterday, so there hasn't been a lot of testing time. I am only running a simple beer menu board with just one transition at the moment and no video, but I did play some youtube videos through it before I put the Signage player app on it and they played just fine. I did and am experiencing a few wifi drops, and the wifi signal stays grayed out for 10 to 15 minutes when I first plug it in, then after the signal meter turns blue, it hasn't dropped since.
I don't have (signage controller) in the device unless it comes with the signageplayer app, (which I am sure it doesn't), but the device seems to be running Signageplayer just fine.
I am only running in test mode at the moment, but I plan on putting signageplayer in kiosk mode today and see if that changes anything. I have taken a few pictures of the screens and the included apps, and will be glad to send them to anyone if they want to see whats on the stock device, just give me your email address and I will get them back to you. I am about to load the Autostart app in a few minutes and will see how that works.

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Re: anyone has any experience with the MK808 as a player?
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 05:48:16 AM »
in just a few minutes, I can confirm Autostart works, but the player still takes from 7 to 10 minutes to connect to wifi solidly without dropping, but signageplayer did infact start exactly as it should. the Hide Bottom Bar app works perfectly, but not automatically, I have to start it each time.
overall, if this unit continues to work even this well, I will be satisfied.
Just to be clear, I have disabled all automatic updates, and several apps like Facebook, Gmail, Youtube and others so I don't receive any popup notifications on the device and I am using an HTC 5v @ 1 amp Mini USB charger cord to power the MK808 instead of the supplied power adapter or the OTG port. I had the charger here from an HTC Tmobile Sensation 4G smartphone, and I had read the some people were having better luck using it than the supplied adapter. I am on a different forum looking at flashing a different rom image, but it seems that some people are having difficulty using it and I don't want to screw anything up at the moment, or at least until the stock rom becomes a problem. I will report any issues if they show up.

 

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