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What Do you watch your Vbox on.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 am
by techdoctor
Was just wondering what the rest of you use to watch your VBox on.
I use:
  • Android box with Kodi 16.01 on it.
  • Ubuntu laptop using VLC
I am also thinking of getting a Linux based mini pc for the lounge, but not too sure which one.
Does anyone use a Rasberry Pi and if so which one? ( I did have an original RPi but ended up giving it to a client of mine.)

Re: What Do you watch your Vbox on.

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:24 am
by Ant
Wd tv mediaplayers family via dlna/upnp.
Android devices with vlc, vbox app, bubbleupnp.
Usual tv (lg, samsung) with dlna/upnp support.
Pc and netbook with vlc.

Re: What Do you watch your Vbox on.

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:27 pm
by sbv3000
windows app on w10
kodi on android (couldnt get the native apps to work)

look for a cheap mini itx pc with no o/s and setup linux mint/kodi

Re: What Do you watch your Vbox on.

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:29 pm
by tarmacalastair
Pi3 with OSMC (a Kodi distro) works pretty well with recordings on NAS box.
Kodi on Ubuntu pretty good too.
MythTV on Ubuntu pretty good. Scheduling is much better than Vbox's but getting the EPG working is a right pain.
Native Android apps seem to keep crashing but can be OK.
Would love to be able to use through a browser as I expected to be able to when purchasing but Vbox don't seem to want to support that any more and I don't have or want Windows 10 (have it for work and that's way too much Windows!)

Re: What Do you watch your Vbox on.

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:34 pm
by techdoctor
I have now had to give up with using Kodi 16.1 as it was buffering to often. Instead I now use Perfect Player for Android on my Android tv box. Has an epg as well. This works much better and is quicker at loading the channels and EPG than either the Vbox Kodi addon or using the SimpleIPTV addon. Another thing in Perfect Player is that you can set the buffer length, which can be useful.