Xiaomi Android TV Box discussion II [consolidated]

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Just bought XiaoMi Mi Box S, may I ask how to install app from thumbdrive?
 

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Just bought XiaoMi Mi Box S, may I ask how to install app from thumbdrive?

install any file manager from playstore, e.g file commander

then use the file manager to go to thumbdrive and select the apk file.
 

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I’m using kodi wif my mibox but some folders w/o nfo file will not show up in kodi, how can I resolve this problem? TIA
 

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I’m using kodi wif my mibox but some folders w/o nfo file will not show up in kodi, how can I resolve this problem? TIA

Not using Kodi and only streaming myself, but it is said you can use something called Universal Movie Scraper add-on which uses IMDB.

And another thing for TV shows.

https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=329975

The Universal Movie Scraper does not work with TV Shows. It is for Movies only. For TV shows you need to rely on https://www.thetvdb.com/ Search for your tv show there.
 
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Hi bros, was told to post here instead to try and find some help. From my previous post:

Having some issues with my Mi Box S hope the bros here can help me out.

I have it paired with a Mi TV 4S Global version, and notice that when i scroll through the apps, or within the Netflix app, scroll from show to show, the screen will flicker once before the preview/auto-play starts playing. When playing YouTube or Netflix videos however, buttery smooth with no flickering. It only happens when scrolling through apps/videos.

I have tried different HDMI cable, different HDMI port, and even put the Mi Box S on another TV, not able to replicate the problem. I don't think it's the TV issue as my Mi TV 4S is global version so comes with Playstore (only no Netflix) and it doesn't flicker as i scroll through the apps or in YouTube.

Might be an issue with the resolution in Mi Box S but i've tried 4k/1080p/etc still flickers.

Have searched Google but doesn't seem to have anyone else facing the same issue.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Will try to take a video and post here soon.
 

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Hi bros, was told to post here instead to try and find some help. From my previous post:

Having some issues with my Mi Box S hope the bros here can help me out.

I have it paired with a Mi TV 4S Global version, and notice that when i scroll through the apps, or within the Netflix app, scroll from show to show, the screen will flicker once before the preview/auto-play starts playing. When playing YouTube or Netflix videos however, buttery smooth with no flickering. It only happens when scrolling through apps/videos.

I have tried different HDMI cable, different HDMI port, and even put the Mi Box S on another TV, not able to replicate the problem. I don't think it's the TV issue as my Mi TV 4S is global version so comes with Playstore (only no Netflix) and it doesn't flicker as i scroll through the apps or in YouTube.

Might be an issue with the resolution in Mi Box S but i've tried 4k/1080p/etc still flickers.

Have searched Google but doesn't seem to have anyone else facing the same issue.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Will try to take a video and post here soon.

Most likely due to tv , trying to sense changes in resolutions and setting it automatically. See whether your tv has settings related to this and cec too. Turn them off.


On the box, try turning off cec. Also try not to use auto resolution,see whether it helps.
 
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Anyone able to help? Is Surfshark not compatible with Mibox?

Am still unable to connect surfshark to any vpn locations on the mibox, although it works on other devices. Anything doing wrong?
 

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