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[Q] Play MKV locally via USB?

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26th April 2014, 04:40 PM   |  #1  
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I've been searching around but can't find a definitive answer. I'm interested in purchasing a FireTV, but I need something that can play files (mkv's mostly) locally via USB thumb drives (a la WD TV Live). I know I can set up a Plex server on my machine and stream files over my wifi network but would prefer the aforementioned method. Is this a possibility with Amazon's FireTV? My audio receiver will decode DTS audio, so I'm not concerned about it processing audio.

Any help/explanation(s) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
26th April 2014, 05:53 PM   |  #2  
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... but I need something that can play files (mkv's mostly) locally via USB thumb drives (a la WD TV Live).

Not available yet. USB doesn't work for drives only devices like mice, keyboards, controllers. To get it working will most likely require root and changes.
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Not available yet. USB doesn't work for drives only devices like mice, keyboards, controllers. To get it working will most likely require root and changes.

Thanks for the clarification!
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like krelvinaz mentioned, no usb storage option yet, for me my solution was to install xmbc on the fire tv, the usb thumb conected to the USB port of my router, that way i add or remove content of the usb drive from my imac, work flawless for me.

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