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kitcraft

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Reliable Android Player?
« on: February 16, 2021, 11:39:04 PM »
Can anyone suggest a reliable Android player to use. All of mine (variety from various sources) seem to drop out sooner or later. I've just bought 2 brand new ones running Android 10. Removed any unnecessary software after a factory reset, checked for updates etc. and they still drop out after a few minutes.

The player is a T95,4+64GB with plenty of space and ram free. Cortex -A53 with Mali-G31 GPU.

All other apps I've tried on it work fine. The presentation I'm using works perfectly on a Windows box.

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Re: Reliable Android Player?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 03:17:17 AM »
Addendum to the above. It seems the presentation drops out after playing a video file. It plays the video perfectly then crashes out. If I remove all the videos, images play fine.

Can anyone suggest a reliable Android player to use. All of mine (variety from various sources) seem to drop out sooner or later. I've just bought 2 brand new ones running Android 10. Removed any unnecessary software after a factory reset, checked for updates etc. and they still drop out after a few minutes.

The player is a T95,4+64GB with plenty of space and ram free. Cortex -A53 with Mali-G31 GPU.

All other apps I've tried on it work fine. The presentation I'm using works perfectly on a Windows box.

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Re: Reliable Android Player?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 01:14:25 PM »
android devices use low powered arm processors and its only recently that you have more powerful ones.   in order to keep cost down, what most manufacturers do is to use older chipset - android 10 for example may still work on some older chipset (chipset such as the one using Cortex-A53 processor) without the proper hardware driver such as gpu - such may cause issues with our app especially the latest ones relies on the hardware GPU. most of the issue can be seen when trying to play videos.

the first thing to try is enabling Texture Video in the video's property when placed in a scene or channel and see if it makes the playback more stable. note that in some cases, video will not play at all when this property is enabled which means your hardware GPU is not implemented properly or is simply not capable.

another thing to try is to recode the video to mp4 with the following codec settings:

Video: h.264, 24fps, 4mbps, 1920x1080 max resolution
Audio: acc, 44khz, 176kbps

video needs audio track even if there is no sound otherwise, the app can crash.  you can use converters such freemake from: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/ and recode the videos to match the above codec settings.

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Re: Reliable Android Player?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 02:27:50 AM »
Thanks, I will give it a try. Older Android boxes I use work fine for hours on end then eventually drop out but the watchdog kicks in and they work again.

The Watchdog doesn't seem to work on these newer boxes I have.

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Re: Reliable Android Player?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 01:13:42 AM »
There is an app called "Automateit".  It allows you to set an automatic reboot.  The paid version lets you set one reoccurring reboot.  The free version makes you set up specific times but you can set up as many as you want.

I usually set up a forced reboot every 4 hours.   This keeps everything up an running if watchdog fails.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2021, 08:01:32 AM »
OUTSTANDING

I cant express how impressed I am with this app. At long last an all in one android app to stream to devices without having to mess around finding additional compatible apps.

Works great with my ASSbox ME and my SE.

 

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