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Can Android TV Play Blu-ray through Probox2 Android box?

By saving a few Blu-ray movies onto NAS, then they can be viewed on Android TV using PROBOX2 Android box, and this gives you the advantage of playing the movies back on a much bigger screen for a much better movie experience, and that's what this tutorial is going to teach you – watch Blu-ray movies on Android TV screen through Probox2. (See Best 4K TVs of 2016 | Top TVs to Buy in 2016 | Choose a DLNA Media Server for TV)

We'd accept the truth of the limited ability to play several video formats on Android TV. In the following, let's learn details of video/audio format for Android.

Android Video Format

H.263 – .3GP/.MP4 for all Android versions
H.264 AVC - .3GP/.MP4 for all and .TS with AAC audio for Android 3.0+
VP8 - .WebM and .MKV which is only available for Android 4.0+ 
VP9 – .WebM/.MKV for Android 4.4+
H.265 HEVC - .MP4 for Android 5.0+, Main Profile Level 3 for mobiles and Main Profile 4.1 for Android TV

Android Audio Format

AAC LC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 – Support for mono (AAC LC), stereo, 5.0, 5.1 content with sample rates from 8 to 48 kHz
AAC ELD – Support for mono/stereo content with sample rates from 16 to 48kHz on Android 4.1+
AMR-NB – 4.75 to 12.2kbps sampled at 8kHz
AMR-WB – 9 rats from 6.60 kbit/s to 23.85 kbit/s sampled at 16kHz
FLAC – Support for mono/stereo with sample rates up to 48kHz on Android 3.1+
MP3 – Support for mono/stereo 8-320Kbps constant (CBR) or variable bit-rate (VBR)
MIDI - Support for ringtone formats RTTTL/RTX, OTA, and iMelody
Vorbis - .OGG
PCM/WAVE – .WAV, 8 and 16 bit linear PCM. Sample rates for raw PCM recordings at 8000, 16000 and 44100 Hz on Android 4.1+
Opus – Available on Android 5.0+

Also, TV video format is limited to MP4, MKV, AVI, MPG, etc according to specs of various brands. To get Blu-ray files onto Android TV using PROBOX2 for streaming and playing correctly, you need to find a Blu-ray ripping tool and then convert films and series from Blu-ray to Android TV readable format like H.264 MP4. After that, you can save them to NAS and watch them using Probox2 android box later.

Here, iFastime Video Converter Ultimate can fulfill what you need, the main function of which is to provide Blu-ray/DVD and video/audio formats conversion. With different tools were compared, it is highly recommendeded due to its easy operation and high speed. Moreover, no loss of quality will occur after the conversion. It will enable users to rip Blu-ray to Android TV supporting MP4 with simple clicks. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself: the program has a optimized preset for TV. 

Besides convert Blu-ray to Android TV, it also helps to convert ISO, DVD, AVI, MOV, WMV, RMVB, MTS, MXF, FLV, VOB, etc to Android TV supported video format. Some helpful edition functions are also available including trim and crop, merge and split, add special effects, subtitle addition, etc. Now, learn the full guide on streaming Blu-ray to Android TV through Probox2 android box within clicks.

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Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie files 

Launch the Blu-ray to Android TV converter. Insert the Blu-ray disc to Blu-ray drive, and then click the "Load file(s)" icon on the interface to navigate to the movies you want to convert. You can also add ISO file, or Blu-ray BDMV folder. By clicking the dropdown list of "Subtitles", you can select your preferred subtitles while viewing your Blu-ray movie. 

Note: Adding external subtitle is available, meaning you can add subtitle to MP4 if you want rip Blu-ray to mp4.

Step 2. Select output format 

Click the "Format" drop-down button to select Android TV more compatible video. Generally, HD H.264 MP4 video from the "HD Video" category is a wise choice. Of course, you can choose a decent profile like Samsung TV (*.mp4) from TVs profile list. There are 4 options under "TVS" including optimized format for Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV. If you have a 4K TV, choose H.265 MP4 from "HD Video".

Step 3. Advanced settings(optional) 

Before start the Blu-ray conversion, you can click the Settings icon and adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc parameters. You can also click "Edit selected task" to crop the source video so as to get the part you want and get rid of some black bars or even trim the ads part off. 

Step 4. Start converting 

Click "Start conversion" button to start ripping Blu-ray to Android TV instantly. After the conversion, head to the destination folder for the output videos. If you Android TV is connected to DLNA, Probox2 can automatically detect videos connected to your network via DLNA-enabled Android TV. And you are able to stream converted videos from a shared network drive with no problems.

Tips for using PROBOX2 EX+ Android 5.1 Extreme Media Player: 

** For HDMI output, it will auto detect the output mode (for example, if your TV comes with 4K output then you can select, otherwise it cannot be selected.)
1. We have tested PROBOX2 EX+ with different 4K TV brands like SONY, SAMSUNG, SHARP, LG, PANASONIC, TCL. PROBOX2 EX is compatible with most TV brands in the market.
2. The built-in Miracast feature (under Streaming) is not compatible with Samsung or Sony devices.
3. From Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, Google have dropped all support for Adobe Flash Player. PROBOX2 EX+ does not natively support Adobe Flash Player.
4. All product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

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One thought on “Can Android TV Play Blu-ray through Probox2 Android box?

  1. Samantha says:

    If you are a newbie when it comes to converting Blu-ray, I cannot suggest enough to get this software. It will save you so much frustration and trouble that goes along with learning how to do so the hard way.

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