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By oroboros74, Senior Member on 29th June 2018, 10:34 AM
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Mibox3 just received Android TV update to Oreo. MxPlayer now doesn't list files on external storage. No problems though using VLC. Suggestions?

Also, regarding Oreo, any updates on PiP?
 
 
29th June 2018, 03:19 PM |#2  
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Same problem here Updated Mi Box MDZ-16-AB to Oreo and its not working on NTFS or exFAT32 formated USB drives, works fine in FAT32 formated USB drives .

LOG FILE:
E *MX.Directory: Can't open directory '/storage/emulated'. errno=13
E *MX.jni/Files: realpath(/storage/E000A25E00A23C02/MOVIE4-KILLERS[rarbg]) failed. errno=2
30th June 2018, 01:56 AM |#3  
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Mibox3 just received Android TV update to Oreo. MxPlayer now doesn't list files on external storage. No problems though using VLC. Suggestions?

Also, regarding Oreo, any updates on PiP?

Same problem with me, hope the new update for MX Player
30th June 2018, 08:14 AM |#4  
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Kodi also cannot access files. However X-plore app is able to browse through the files in the hard disk.
1st July 2018, 12:20 AM |#5  
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Hopefully we can get some support for this problem.
1st July 2018, 08:48 AM |#6  
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@oroboros74 @sreecalicut @teru2botzu @Emi68
The error no 2 in Linux denotes that there is no such file/directory exists.
This problem is basically due to the firmware bug. In our tests, most of the file managers have failed to list the files. Some file manager may only work if you grant the exclusive access to the USB device. They will mount with their own drivers. But, the files will not be accessible for other apps. Only very few apps are working without any special permissions. We will investigate further for the possible workarounds.
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2nd July 2018, 07:56 AM |#7  
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@oroboros74 @sreecalicut @teru2botzu @Emi68
The error no 2 in Linux denotes that there is no such file/directory exists.
This problem is basically due to the firmware bug. In our tests, most of the file managers have failed to list the files. Some file manager may only work if you grant the exclusive access to the USB device. They will mount with their own drivers. But, the files will not be accessible for other apps. Only very few apps are working without any special permissions. We will investigate further for the possible workarounds.

MXPlayer's main competitor, VLC has figured out how to do this properly with Oreo (VLC also has Oreo's picture-in-picture). For now Mibox users (and other Android TV 8+ users?) can migrate to VLC.

I can confirm X-plore and MiXplorer both work as expected wrt external storage usage.

Hopefully MX Player can catch up to Android O (now that P is coming out)!
2nd July 2018, 02:41 PM |#8  
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I found a workaround to watch the files in MX Player, not a solution but still I can watch my stuff.
I use the ES File Explorer to browse the drive and chose Mx Player as default player, so far it works


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@oroboros74 @sreecalicut @teru2botzu @Emi68
The error no 2 in Linux denotes that there is no such file/directory exists.
This problem is basically due to the firmware bug. In our tests, most of the file managers have failed to list the files. Some file manager may only work if you grant the exclusive access to the USB device. They will mount with their own drivers. But, the files will not be accessible for other apps. Only very few apps are working without any special permissions. We will investigate further for the possible workarounds.

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I found a workaround to watch the files in MX Player, not a solution but still I can watch my stuff.
I use the ES File Explorer to browse the drive and chose Mx Player as default player, so far it works

Even ES file explorer show as blank until or unless you grant the exclusive access to control the USB drive. When you give exclusive access, the drive is mounted using ES's own drivers. Not the system default one. The drive won't be visible to any apps. We will try to escalate this issue with xiaomi team.
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Before update 6 version perfectly saw all hard drives with NTFS. After update 8 version writes"cannot recognize drive". This is a mockery of customers. Nothing more to buy XAOMI!
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We are investigating further for a possible workaround for this firmware bug. We will try our best to get it resolved at the earliest.
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