Loop video from USB drive on Android TV

Questions ForumCategory: Video Kiosk - AndroidLoop video from USB drive on Android TV
phersh asked 7 years ago

I recently purchased a  Sony XBR55X930D 55-Inch Smart TV (2016 Model).
I installed Video Kiosk trial. I want to loop videos off a USB drive plugged in to the TV. It looks like Video Kiosk only sees files under /storage/emulated.
Is there a way for Video Kiosk to see the video files on my USB drive? Or is there a way to copy video files from the USB drive to /storage/emulated?

3 Answers
admin Staff answered 7 years ago

If you navigate up, click the up arrow a couple of times on the folder selection activity then you should see the / directory and in it you should see the mnt directory.  In there you should find the mounted USB drive.  On some version of Android, depending on the vendor and device, mounted drives may not show up in the mnt directory but if you look starting at / in the directories below it you should find the external drives.

loum answered 7 years ago

I have this same problem – trying to run a video from a USB directly into a Sony Bravia TV. I have managed to located the file but when I select it nothing happens. It is a .mov file – is this file type not supported?

admin Staff answered 7 years ago

Android has an official list of supported media types that all boxes support (https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/media-formats.html) and .mov is not one of them.  Having said that, many vendors include support for other common formats (like .mov or .wmv).  So if you want maximum compatibility use .mp4 and if you need a specific format look for a box that supports that format.  Every vendor should list the supported video formats for their product.  As you can imagine, with thousand of products and dozens of vendors I can’t tell you what a specific device supports — you need to check the specifications for your device.