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[app]Nexus 7 External Flash Picture Viewer & Media Streamer

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BartmanJax

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atinimaedigresyl

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Is it possible to stream movies to my 8gb moto g? Neither MX player nor ZArchiver can view my SanDisk 32gb dual flash drive. Must I really copy a movie/song/ROM to my device when I want to use them? I have run out of room on my 8gb moto g real quick. After only 1/2 of my Play Store apps/games were installed, I only have room for one movie and one ROM. I was under the impression I could stream movies and Roms from external storage. I can only move a file from device to flash(and vice versa) using NMI. Please help me understand my issue. I have to ask even though I am sure it is not possible to stream. I was just given the impression that I could. Thx for reading.
 

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Is it possible to stream movies to my 8gb moto g? Neither MX player nor ZArchiver can view my SanDisk 32gb dual flash drive. Must I really copy a movie/song/ROM to my device when I want to use them? I have run out of room on my 8gb moto g real quick. After only 1/2 of my Play Store apps/games were installed, I only have room for one movie and one ROM. I was under the impression I could stream movies and Roms from external storage. I can only move a file from device to flash(and vice versa) using NMI. Please help me understand my issue. I have to ask even though I am sure it is not possible to stream. I was just given the impression that I could. Thx for reading.

You should be able to stream from the Videos screen by pressing the Play (triangle) button. If the video file type is not natively supported by Android (e.g. MKV, AVI), you may need a third party player. For further support, please contact me via the Help screen by tapping Homesoft
 

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    Several people have asked about this, so here is something that will allow you to view photos on a Nexus 7 without rooting your device. You will need:
    1. An OTG USB Cable. Any should do.
    2. A USB Flash Drive or Flash Reader/Card
    3. Some pictures
    4. Nexus Photo Viewer (link below)
    http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.homeysoft.nexususb.viewer

    How is this possible without root? I coded a USB Mass Storage Driver and FAT16/32 file system reader in Android (Java).

    This is all just a teaser to get you to buy the Nexus Media Importer that is coming soon. The importer will support Photos, Videos and Music when it's complete. All of you feeling the space crunch on those 8GB models will soon have some options. Eventually, I should have something that will allow you to stream from Flash without importing the media, but this is a start.

    Update: The Media Importer and Streamer (V2.0.2) has been voluntarily temporarily taken off the market for the moment.
    4
    Teaser

    This might be of interest to some folks.

    What a P.I.T.A., but it seems stable. Needs testing. Coming soon.
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    I hate to say it, but the latest update is crashing as soon as I put in the thumbdrive. It doesn't seem to have time to read the contents. Just get a notice that the app has stopped.

    You are breaking some new ground here, and that means trying new things. They may not all work and that's okay! The important thing is to keep working at it!

    THANKS, again,
    -Jim

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

    Yeah, 2.0.4 is garbage. 2.0.4.1 has been uploaded, but seems to be taking it's sweet time to activate.

    2.0.4.1 just went live on the web. My device is still reporting 2.0.4 as the latest. Hopefully, they'll push the new version down before too many people try to open it.
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    Still not appearing for me.

    Just out of interest, what does the lack of Exfat mean? Will this still be able to play videos direct from usb OTG and also allow the files to be imported onto the Nexus 7?

    Thanks

    exFAT is a proprietary file system used on large (>32 GB) drives. It gets around two limitations of the more common FAT32 implementation. It supports file sizes > 4GB and a Windows artificial limit of formatting FAT32 drives to a max of 32GB. I'm sure Linux does not do this and I would assume mac does not do this. It's also the default format for SDXC cards (>32GB).

    Here's a third party app that gets around the Windows limitation. FYI: I've never tried it.

    http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/
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    Some Icons (nothing wrong with the current ones though)

    Just thought I'd supply some icons I made, up to you if you want to use them.

    If so just let me know I've got high res versions I can send you that are twice the resolution of the MacBooks retina display :D

    BasicLogo.jpg

    PictureLogo.jpg

    StreamLogo.jpg


    Thanks

    Dan

    ---------- Post added at 04:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:24 PM ----------

    Also still working on them to make them just a little bit smoother :)