Choosing a S905 / S905X / S905D / S905W / S912 box guide

  • wrxtasy , Tim_Taylor


    Thanks for the explanations.:thumbup:


    I'm just interested in these keys:


    Pause / play, stop, back, rewind, forward, ok, power, and directional arrows.


    On kodi (on windows 10) I installed the Keymap Editor Addon but it does not work.


    A remote control with the keys already mapped I think it does not exist.:?:


    I've seen the advice of the Xiaomi Mi Box Bluetooth, but it has a few buttons.


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    EDIT :


    Summary:


    Favorite Box Android:


    s905: minix neo u1, wetek play2


    s905x: Beelink MiniMXIII II, Mini M8S II, MECOOL M8S Pro +


    s912: Minix neo u9-h, MECOOL M8S PRO, Beelink GT1 Ultimate, H96 Pro +


    s905H: WeTek Hub


    s905D: MECOOL KI PRO TV


    Favorite remote controls: Minix A2 lite, Mele f10, Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth

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  • One question, the fast ports of the s905x (100 Mbps) boxes can support streaming (local network) of 4k files ? Perhaps the maximum bitrate of a 4k video file is 50/60 Mbps, I do not think I exceed 100 Mbps.

  • One question, the fast ports of the s905x (100 Mbps) boxes can support streaming (local network) of 4k files ?

    Depends on the 4k file.

    I use GBit USB-Network adapter

  • A small question, the minix neo u1 will never be updated to marshmallow ?

    Please go ask minix about their plans for Android directly. This is a forum about Linux, not Android.

  • Please go ask minix about their plans for Android directly. This is a forum about Linux, not Android.

    Hi, sorry I did not think I was out of the question, the minix u1 has the s905 so how the thread title comes into the discussion. Can I ask you which box to use with libreelec ? Which box advises me ?

  • Depends on the 4k file.

    I use GBit USB-Network adapter

    What adapter are you using? brand
    I saw in gearbest something like that adapters for 5€
    Do you think it will works on box?

    - Box Android Mini M8S II (Amlogic S905X, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM)
    - Ugreen USB Ethernet Adapter Usb 3.0 2.0 [ASIX AX88179 Chipset]
    - LibreELEC 8.2 (Nougat Kernel) builds aimed at devices based on Amlogic S905/S905X SoC.

  • What adapter are you using? brand
    I saw in gearbest something like that adapters for 5€
    Do you think it will works on box?

    My adapter -> see signature

    Chipset is important -> ASIX AX88178 Chipset working oob with old kernel and android

    RTL8153 based adapter will work with LE but not with android

    Cheap 5€ adapter -> bad idea

  • I have two usb 3.0-gigabit adapter, one with ASIX 88179 and the other with RTL8153 chip.

    Both work fine with any box under LE and android.

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II 2GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), H96 Pro 3GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), ODORID N2 2GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), H/K AVR 161S, LG 60SJ810V
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  • I have two usb 3.0-gigabit adapter, one with ASIX 88179 and the other with RTL8153 chip.

    Both work fine with any box under LE and android.

    But is it necessary to take the gigabit adapter ? 100 mbps are so many, I think a few video files exceed a bitrate of 100 mbps.

  • I have two usb 3.0-gigabit adapter, one with ASIX 88179 and the other with RTL8153 chip.

    Both work fine with any box under LE and android.

    But your box supports USB 3.0?

    - Box Android Mini M8S II (Amlogic S905X, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM)
    - Ugreen USB Ethernet Adapter Usb 3.0 2.0 [ASIX AX88179 Chipset]
    - LibreELEC 8.2 (Nougat Kernel) builds aimed at devices based on Amlogic S905/S905X SoC.

  • Yes, it is if You want to watch 4k movies

    Tested with files from

    Jellyfish Bitrate Test Files

    Thank you very kind, perfect, I have seen the table you showed me, the situation is very clear. Ok I saw that for 100 Mbps 1080p files are enough, for now I do not have 4k files on the hard disk.


    I've seen you use this adapter:


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    Sorry if i bother you, just a question about the micro SDs that I recommend these models ?



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  • But your box supports USB 3.0?

    No. It is not necessary. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II 2GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), H96 Pro 3GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), ODORID N2 2GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), H/K AVR 161S, LG 60SJ810V
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  • No. It is not necessary. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.

    But USB 2.0 don't support 1000mb only 100mb

    - Box Android Mini M8S II (Amlogic S905X, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM)
    - Ugreen USB Ethernet Adapter Usb 3.0 2.0 [ASIX AX88179 Chipset]
    - LibreELEC 8.2 (Nougat Kernel) builds aimed at devices based on Amlogic S905/S905X SoC.

  • But USB 2.0 don't support 1000mb only 100mb

    It is obvious.

    And? Do you have any movie with 1000 mbps?

    I don't really understand that fuss about network bandwith.

    The biggest UHD BD (Lalaland) has about 80 mbps.

    Normal 4k content has much lower bandwith.

    If you want to play all the extreme test videos then connect a gigabit adapter for the S905X box.

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II 2GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), H96 Pro 3GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), ODORID N2 2GB (coreelec.org 9.0.1), H/K AVR 161S, LG 60SJ810V
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