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4th July 2018, 09:47 AM |#11  
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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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6th July 2018, 09:29 AM |#12  
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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)!

I don't like VLC user interface, the problem is why VLC can read external storage but MX Player can't do that. Until now I am still used MX Player, I open with File Commander, sorry for my poor English.
6th July 2018, 06:29 PM |#13  
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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.

Update July 6 2018:
The developers of the implementation of the Android TV for the Mi BOX today are working on a new beta and apparently they already fixed the NTFS problem as well as a HDCP 2.2 problem, and they are working on fixing a number of different bugs.

The beta testers group is now closed but, sadly even when the beta where ready the Google Certification takes 1 month minimum

More info:
xiaomi.eu/community/threads/mi-box-3-oreo-ota-update-bugs-post-your-bug-issues-here-please.44773/
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10th July 2018, 10:58 AM |#14  
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We have added a workaround for this issue & It will be included in the next update.[COLOR="Silver"]

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We have added a workaround for this issue & It will be included in the next update.
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11th July 2018, 08:07 AM |#15  
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We have added a workaround for this issue & It will be included in the next update.

That's great news! Any idea on the timeline for that?
11th July 2018, 10:35 AM |#16  
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That's great news! Any idea on the timeline for that?

It's already shared with our Private Testers. We will try our best to make it available at the earliest.
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13th July 2018, 12:31 PM |#17  
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fingers crossed and let's hope fixed soon
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Well, after trying to debug why Kodi was not recognizing my 5TB Seagate portable HD's for the past 8 hours I am at least happy to have found this thread and hear that Xiaomi has fixed the problem. Not very happy that we have to wait months for Google certification before we can get a fix though.

I currently have 4 MiBox devices that I use as Kodi media centres. The first two I bought in May and they came with Marshmellow and they both worked perfectly. The last two I purchased in July and they came with Oreo pre-installed, but unlike my Nvidia Shield, the Kodi app will not read the HD with all my media content which makes these devices unusable to me. So now I have to return the last 2 Miboxes to Wal-Mart and wait until an update is available for download. Very disappointed that I am not even able to revert back to the Marshmellow version that worked.

I have now learned something about AndroidTV... I thought it was the greatest thing. Now that I see Google has implemented its DRM into AndroidTV by forcing users to re-format their external HD's to secure downloaded content aka preventing you from copying your paid stuff to other devices...I won't be promoting it anymore. When reformatting your external HD it even tells you that you cannot even use it on another device meaning it's impossible to update your media library, same as the Xbox.
@Thirumalai.K - Is there an easy way to get notified when the next update will be available for everyday users?
16th July 2018, 10:49 AM |#19  
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Is there an easy way to get notified when the next update will be available for everyday users?

Hopefully, It will be included in the next update. If you are interested to check the private version, feel free to leave an email to support@j2apps.com. We will be happy to share with you. You can check yourself and share the feedbacks.
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Mibox just received an update today which seems to have fixed the external drive problem... Still hoping for PiP support from MxPlayer before the next big thing comes out.
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Mibox just received an update today which seems to have fixed the external drive problem... Still hoping for PiP support from MxPlayer before the next big thing comes out.


Thanks for the update. Even though we have added an workaround, glad to know that Xiaomi has fixed it in the firmware itself !
PIP is one of the main feature we are working on. We will try our best to make it available at the earliest.
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