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

  • I have buy MECOOL M8S Pro+. I would install libreelec. Its possible USB port to boot the box or only sdcard? Thanks

    New M8S Pro+ boxes hav no reset button so....

    From the S905X Install thread: (you may need to issue a "su" command before reboot update)


    • Terminal Emulator: boot to Android, insert SD card/USB drive with LE, install Terminal Emulator app (either from Google Play or APKMirror), run it and type reboot update. Your box should reboot to LE.
  • Out of shear negligence, I killed my Mecool M8S Pro L, I really miss it. Debating about purchasing another one. I have the Pro (non L) and running LibreELEC on it, with the tvheadend and Emby servers running on it. So, it is just functioning as a server right now.

  • zmokkie wrote: Hi, i have read a few stories about boxes (mecool m8s pro, mini m8s ii) being sold recently with different hardware than before. What is now the best bang for buck box? I have the x96, mini m8s ii and the beelink mini mxiii (all s905x) and all the boxes work perfect with libreelec. But I bought the boxes a time ago and I am afraid that if I buy another one (I want to give my dad and sister a kodi box) I get different hardware with a lot of issues.

    You are correct there, with these boxes, you never know what you will get. They are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get........ haha

    You are correct there, with these boxes, you never know what you will get. They are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get........ haha

    What s905x box for around the 40 euro do you guys advice:

    x96 2gb 16gb

    Mecool m8s pro plus 2gb 16gb

    Mini m8s III 2gb 16gb

    Or any other box?


    Build in wifi is not that important to me..

    Thanks!

  • zmokkie, why do you want to limit it to the 905x boxes? Yes, the Amlogic S912 are a little more $$, but they are sooooo much faster.


    Out of more that two dozen boxes I have purchased in the last 4 or 5 years, the Mecool M8S Pro L, is/was the best box by far that I have every used. I even have an expensive Zidoo X9S, that is collecting dust, because I prefer to use my Mecools. I also have the Mecool M8S Pro PLUS (S905x), and Mecool M8S Pro.


    I am running LibreELEC on my Mecool M8S Pro (S912), and use it as my tvheadend and Emby servers.

  • zmokkie, why do you want to limit it to the 905x boxes? Yes, the Amlogic S912 are a little more $$, but they are sooooo much faster.


    Out of more that two dozen boxes I have purchased in the last 4 or 5 years, the Mecool M8S Pro L, is/was the best box by far that I have every used. I even have an expensive Zidoo X9S, that is collecting dust, because I prefer to use my Mecools. I also have the Mecool M8S Pro PLUS (S905x), and Mecool M8S Pro.


    I am running LibreELEC on my Mecool M8S Pro (S912), and use it as my tvheadend and Emby servers.

    Because I thought that the s912 boxes were not faster. And I have created a libreelec skin/build and micro sd card image that I can use on all my s905x boxes and the boxes for friends and family. Is there an easy way to transfer my build from a s905x box to a s912 box?

  • Because I thought that the s912 boxes were not faster.

    Gibbs rule #51: Sometimes You are wrong


    I own a 912 box since a few weeks, it´s faster and I saved money because S912 box has Gb network, so I don´t have to buy an USB network adapter.

    Your own build of skin etc. -> backup & restore from other box

  • Strange that in the s912 thread the first thing I read is '' If you consider buying a device for LE, do not buy Amlogic S912! ''

  • Especially if you're planning to use it with LE 9.x unofficial.

    There - it seems that S912 is worse than S905x...

  • I dont need LE9 unofficial. I use Libreelec 8.1.10 on my s905x boxes with the youtube, smoothstreams and some movie addons I think I can not name it here. I have a lot of dutch spoken movies on a external 1TB harddrive that I want to use on my box. For these purposes, is the s912 box faster than the s905x box?

  • If i buy a 912 its only for gigabit port.


    I´ve a Mini m8s III 2gb 16gb with a gigabit adapter and works great!

    - 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 is the best s912 box at the moment with good stable 5ghz wifi and stable libreelec performance?

    There plenty of reviews on Youtube, it's all a matter of opinion.


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    Samsung RU7400 Onkyo HTX22HDX Nvidia Shield HD Homerun Duo (Living Room)

    Samsung UE40ES5500 X96 Max+, Fire TV 4K Stick (Bedroom)

    Synology DS920+ Plex Pass

    :)

  • S912 + LE != stable

    So what is recommended for LE 9 final on Micro SD AND Android on nand usage ?

    I´m using both Versions because of Amazon Prime, Spotify and some gaming, LE for Live TV with DD 5.1


    I dont want to buy a expensive device (Vero4k/Wetek/Minix stuff)

    My old Amlogic stuff was fine until Kodi 17.


    Mecool M8s pro + (S905X)

    Mecool KI pro (S905D)

    Mecool M8s pro L (S912)

    Something else ?

    Waiting for X ?

  • LE 9 final? :)

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II (coreelec.org 9.2.1), H96 Pro (coreelec.org 9.2.1), ODORID N2 (coreelec.org 9.2.1), VIM3 PRO (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Beelink GT King (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Denon AVR-X2600H, LG 60SJ810V
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