Measy X7 - Android TV Box - HDD - ARM Cortex A9


  1. SpiderX

    SpiderX Guest

    This is the Measy X7. First of all some pics, later I'll try to test some things and share information.

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    Bought here: Measy X7

    Step by step i'll try some things. The problem, I still don't have the SATA HDD for test. Anyway can play from an external 2.5 USB HDD and also from a USB memory stick.

    More things soon...

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  2. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    Any new findings?

    i have realize some times the nfts hard dirve does not reads all files you need to reboot the device 2 3 times to see al files.

    to root the device you can use Z4root it does work.


    to remove most of ads you can use adfree (must be rooted)

    UPDATE: to fix files that are not read you need to run chkdsk form you windows XP (windows vista asn windows 7 does not fix this issue)
  3. kannan66

    kannan66 Member

    Hi this is my first post here in android forums.

    I too own this product which I bought a week ago.

    Very good for its price. Though the company claims 1Ghz, its firmware is able to generate 600Mhz (this can be tweaked to 800mhz) with setcpu, ofcourse you need to be rooted as mentioned by tatubias above.

    The RAM is 189MB thought the claim is 512MB.

    Another drawback is that, though it has a coaxial audio out for 5.1 RAW output, there is no hardware support. Coaxial only outputs PCM downmix even for DTS & Dolby Digital videos. I have not been able to check this with HDMI as my AV receiver does not support HDMI.

    Firmware does not support storage control which means you still cannot install apps on SD card. The apps are getting installed on its internal memory of 2GB.

    Have not got much time to fiddle around too much. The audio and video qualities are excellent, no lags even with huge files. Decodes almost anything, lots of video player apps are available for download though I find the default app is good enough.
    Market is not installed by default.
    You can upgrade the firmware (I will provide the later) to find google market on your app folder. Register your google account and you will be taken to google market. However only a very few apps and shown as supporting this model.
    But no worry, you can still download them from other than google market sites and install.
  4. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    Very good for its price. Though the company claims 1Ghz, its firmware is able to generate 600Mhz (this can be tweaked to 800mhz) with setcpu, ofcourse you need to be rooted as mentioned by tatubias above.

    Yes i have realize this and i did testit. did not have confirmation from measy if it any issue to overclock to 800mhz. i did tested some days and did not have any issue.


    Another drawback is that, though it has a coaxial audio out for 5.1 RAW output, there is no hardware support. Coaxial only outputs PCM downmix even for DTS & Dolby Digital videos. I have not been able to check this with HDMI as my AV receiver does not support HDMI.

    did not test the digital audio out put


    Firmware does not support storage control which means you still cannot install apps on SD card. The apps are getting installed on its internal memory of 2GB.

    cant you use APP2SD app to move the apps to the SD card?



    Have not got much time to fiddle around too much. The audio and video qualities are excellent, no lags even with huge files. Decodes almost anything, lots of video player apps are available for download though I find the default app is good enough.

    yes its tue.

    Market is not installed by default.

    here it is a firmware that has the market. check pinoydvd forum there i explain how to install the market.

    his firmware is not available to download from measy site yet. (it has the market).
    depositfiles.com/files/b2yvsbg9v


    You can upgrade the firmware (I will provide the later) to find google market on your app folder. Register your google account and you will be taken to google market. However only a very few apps and shown as supporting this model.
    But no worry, you can still download them from other than google market sites and install.

    any other app to recommend?
  5. kannan66

    kannan66 Member

    Dear Tatubias,

    There is no formatting option in the default firmware.
    So unless we can install clockworkmod it is not possible to partition the SD card.
    However one way out is to partition the SD card in your PC and put it back in the player, then it should work.
    I prefer Link2SD to a2sd.
    I will try it and get back on this.

    I have been to the pinoyDVD site where you have given lots of useful info. However I am not able to register as it asks for some 3 questions in a differenet language which I am not able to answer. Any way out to register on pinoyDVD.

    Regards
    Kannan
  6. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    File sharing over windows network.

    I finaly did install the Samba server. it is realy easy to implement the only issue by the moment is that the file sharing is only thought wifi and not network. i will be sending an email to the developer so they can update the software so file sharing is done thought ethernet.

    NOTE: The media player should be ROOTED. (check older post to know how to do it)

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    Current Version:110602m

    Requries Android:2.0.1 and up

    Size:1.9MB

    V110602m update:

    # Improved compatibility with wifi tether/AP mode.
    # Pressing ‘samba’ logo toggles between Enabled / Disabled mode.
    # Rebuilt binaries to fix largefile (>2GB) support.
    # Added setting to force portrait / landscape / automatic display orientation for tablet users.
    # Added setting to control popup message display after Enable/Disable.
    # Added setting to control Samba Icon & Info display in System Notifications.
    # User Interface response improvements.

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    Access your Android device over wifi as a Windows shared folder.

    * Samba filesharing server for Android.
    * Your Android device becomes visible to other Windows (& SMB compatible) computers on your network.
    * The ‘external’ storage in your Android device is accessible as a network shared folder.
    * Copy files and folders to and from your Android device using drag and drop.
    * Customizable username, password, Windows workgroup name, and device network (NETBIOS) name.

    Requirements:
    * Your Android device must already be rooted.
    * Superuser 2.3.6.2 or later installed (available on Market).

    Troubleshooting & further info:
    * http://tinyurl.com/SAtroubleshoot


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    Notes:
    * On the first run, make sure you catch the SuperUser Auth request to allow the Samba Filesharing app root access.
    * If an update from an earlier version fails, try a full uninstall (either from the application manager of your Android device, or the file sharing app ‘Menu -> Settings -> Uninstall’ option), then re-install from Android Market.
    * If you experience problems accessing your device, be sure to try all three methods: Network browser, specifying \\name, then \\ipaddress.
    * HTC owners: Due to a bug in the wifi setup utility (supplicant) in some HTC Android releases, your device may not appear in Windows Network Browser or be accessible as \\name. Access using \\ipaddress instead.
    * You may see ‘com.funkyfresh.samba’ remain in the Android process list even though you have disabled it from auto-starting. This is normal – whenever the WIFI interface transitions up/down the app needs to run temporarily to check its settings as to whether it should start/stop the filesharing server, after that, its done. Android will kill the inactive process if your device is running low on memory, otherwise the process remains inactive in memory for faster loading next time you launch it.

    UPDATED LINK:
    DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.multiupload.com/SUB0AIULKQ
  7. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    this is a killer app. this is good one to share. the one for the weekend

    The "MUST-HAVE" app for the enlightened public, enjoy TED speeches with "TED Air" and share it with friends.


    TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The TED Conference has been held annually since 1984 with the motto, "Ideas Worth Spreading". Enjoy 18 minutes of magic with each TED talk from inspirational speakers such as Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jamie Oliver and Brian Cox.

    We are sharing TED Air to help spread TED content throughout the world. You can quickly find TED talks through a fast and powerful search engine and enjoy subtitles in over 80 languages.


    * TED Air Features *

    1. Fast search functionality.
    2. Find talks by theme, tag, or category through a search box on the upper-right hand corner.
    3. Subtitles in over 80 languages with auto-translation, or shown in English by default.
    4. Can also be used to study a foreign language through accurate subtitle synchronization.
    5. If you find a particular idea worth spreading, you can easily share it with friends by clicking on a name.
    6. Save on data fees by downloading the videos straight to your device, or simply bookmark them in TED Air.

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    * Future Updates *

    1. One TED a Day: Each day we recommend a must-see TED video. Don’t miss the ideas that are changing the world.
    2. Share your comments on each TED talk with people around the world.
    3. We provide all of great speeches and lectures by TEDx, Open Courseware and Youtube. TED Air would be the only mobile application you can search them at one time.

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    * TED Air developed by Moogung Kim, Jeongsoo Park, Sora Lee, and I.T Shin of OGQ Corporation in Seoul, Korea.

    DOWNLOAD LINK:
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  8. kannan66

    kannan66 Member

    Good updates. I however already installed samba. I have been using TED on my phone and it would be awesome to see them on TV through measy.

    Hi buddy, could you get me registered on pinoydvd site
  9. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member


    Ted realy work good on the measy x7 player. it provides an excellent experience.


    send me thoug PM your email and i willtry to send you the account
  10. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    I have installed Z4root this application does root your Measy x7 Mediaplayer. this is a very good news. due we can install much more applications.

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    When you click to root your device it provides you 2 options:
    a) temporary root
    b) permanent root.

    i have done the permanent root. it takes about 5 minutes to do it. so be very very patient. Then the application says that is going to be rebooted.

    Changelog

    V1.0.0 : Initial Release
    V1.1.0 : Will now open the application settings page if USB debugging is not enabled.
    V1.2.0 : Unroot support, fix for devices with small max file size such as I5700, binaries in xbin rather than bin
    V1.2.1 : Back to /system/bin for support for some devices. Fix for QVGA devices.
    V1.2.2 : Adverts added (can be permanently disabled with menu option). Hopeful fix for devices such as Moment (Did not work).
    V1.3.0 : Force unroot option, temporary root option.

    DOWNLOAD:
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  11. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    Something that is annoying in android is that all free apps has Ads this a pain in the a....s.

    So with the x7 Rooted with Z4root as i explain before. i have installed adfree app.

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    AdFree removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known host names in the system hosts file.

    So it will be more pleasant experience not viewing all the adds while your are playing or using a free app.


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  12. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    Finally i was able to install android market i did study a little but finally its up and running.
    it is very simple.

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    Download the apps from: Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    unzip the file into the SD card and install them into the following order. dont open the apps when you finished installing them.

    install:
    1 - OneTimeInitializer-signed.apk
    2 - SetupWizard-signed.apk
    3 - GoogleServicesFramework-signed.apk
    4 - vending-3.1.3-signed.apk
    5 - Reboot the device

    Go to the settings menu. --> accounts & sync settings
    Select background data and auto-sync

    Thats all. it does work using ethernet connection and WIFI

    note1: not all apps are shown in the market.
    note2: if some one wants to do some testing dont install the following
    1 - OneTimeInitializer-signed.apk
    2 - SetupWizard-signed.apk
    then let me know if it runs the market ;)

    remember to reboot the device


    UPDATE: i did install the following packages only and did worked perfect.

    1 - GoogleServicesFramework-signed.apk
    2 - vending-3.1.3-signed.apk
    3 - Reboot.
  13. seklax

    seklax Member

    I have bought the Measy X7 HD media player recently.
    Today I tried to upgrade the firmware V1026

    I placed the update.zip file in the SD card and started the device.
    Then I clicked on firmware upgrade link.
    The device got rebooted and stucked at recovey mode.
    The error message is
    Android system recovery <3e>
    E: can't mount /dev/block/cardblksd1
    (invalid argument)
    E: Can't mount SDCARD:update.zip
    and it keeps saying Can't mount /sdcard

    Please help me to get my phone working.
  14. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    keep calm, that did happened to me too. that only means that the SD is not being able to be read.

    what i did was format a usb drive or pendrive. then copy the update.zip into the root directory and did flash again the device.

    you can format the SD and copy the update.zip into the root directory too an test,

    note: if you still have some issued with the pendrive, format it in fat16 and test it again. if not format it in fat32 and test it again.

    the issue is only that the sd / usb is not being mount so the device does not read the update.zip file. thats all.

    allso happened with one of my pendrives that takes somes seconds to be detected. like 4 o 6 seconds.

    Please let me know the output.
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  15. kannan66

    kannan66 Member

    As Tatubias says, do not panic. The flash ROM of Measy does not recognize SD card when it is loading firmware.
    Format a pendrive in fat32 on yr PC & copy the update.zip to it.
    Insert it in any USB slot of Measy X7, reboot and watch the fun.

    Don't forget to thank Tatubias, he has done a great job on this product.:)
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  16. seklax

    seklax Member

    tatubias, you are a life saver. Many many thanks to you. I inserted the update.zip in a formatted USB disk and restarted the x7 device. And the firmware was upgraded.
  17. JFalkon

    JFalkon New Member



    the same happend to me. my pendrive can be only formated to exFAT and NTFS and non of those works for the solution of tatubias.

    also i dont own a sd card. is any way to go back with de update?



    also, sry for my bad english


    edit: FIXED. i got an old pendrive that worked with fat32
  18. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member


    By manual you need to format the pendrive in fat32. and works.
    i did format in fat 16 to test and worked too.
    you can do the update using the pen drive.

    remember that when you want to install an app into the device will ask you for the SD to be installed on the device.

    if you descover new things on the device please post them
  19. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    It has pass a lot of time since i had updated the post. this is an other killer app. you can watch some channels also you can share what are you seeing through DNLA.

    NOTE: by the moment it ony works with wifi and you must also have installed the SD card.

    ImediaShare


    Current Version:3.63

    Requires Android:1.6 and up

    Size:1.1MB

    V3.63 update:

    # Added support for showing photos on Apple TV
    # Apple TV support extended to HTC handsets
    # Commands performed through device remote control updates iMS user interface
    # Fixed issue with streaming music from home network-attached media server(s) to media player
    # Minor bug fixes

    Find and play personal and online video, music and photos

    Enjoy watching multimedia on your large-screen TV. iMediaShare transforms your smartphone into a remote control, allowing you to seamlessly stream and watch online media on the big screen TV. It also streams videos, music and photos stored locally on your phone directly on the connected TV.

    iMediaShare requires no additional hardware and no cables. All you need is your Android phone, internet-enabled TV and a WiFi network. iMediaShare also supports connected audio systems, blu-ray players, game consoles (Playstation 3, XBox360), as well as other DLNA/UPnP media players.

    iMediaShare lets you take your favorite content everywhere with you making it easy to share it with friends at any time on any connected screen.

    Supported online content channels: Art4HD, Bild, Beet TV, Break.com, CBS News, CNBC, CNET, COIN-OP TV, College Humor, Dailymotion, Deutsche Welle, Earth Touch, Engadget, Facebook, France 24, Funny or Die, HDNet, Les Debiles, MaYoMo, Motorz, NASA TV, Picasa, PR Newswire, PSN, Revision3, Showtime, Spiegel Online, TED Talks, TWiT TV, VideoBASH, Vimeo, White House, YDN Design, YouTube and more to come.

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    With iMediaShare you can play your digital media on a variety of media devices:
    1) Televisions from Samsung (w/ AllShare), LG, Sony BRAVIA (experimental video support), Philips, Panasonic Viera (experimental video support), Toshiba
    2) Game consoles: Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft XBox360
    3) Network Media Players: Sony Blu-ray, LG Blu-ray, WD TV Live, Popcorn Hour, Xtreamer, Marantz, DirecTV, Logitech Revue (Google TV), etc.
    4) Audio/music players: Denon, Sonos, Onkyo, Linn, Philips Streamium, Yamaha, etc.
    5) Apple TV or other AirPlay-enabled devices
    6) Other DLNA/UPnP compliant media players.

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    Here it is a video of the application:



    DOWNLOAD LINK:
    http://www.multiupload.com/FJSPYP25M8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xHWiaHsVPI&feature=player_embedded


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    here i have taken a picture of imediashare working with a 65USD 7" tablet.

    in the tablet was installed Shark mote to view all the media that was provided on the imediashare allso you can see photos, music and videos from it.


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    if you pay attention on the tablet you can see a Channel being played.

    if you have other tv in you home with DLNA you can play there the content of the X7,with out using cable.

    Every time you spent investigating what can be done with the device you discover TONS of things that can be done.
  20. JFalkon

    JFalkon New Member

    i have a question.

    how can i play a movie with subs (.srt / .mkv). i have tried with the same name, a MKV file and it didt work.

    also tried with the movie player and the video player
  21. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member


    That de pends on the media player you are using. i dont rememeber if the default media player does play the srt on the mkv but i thint that yes.

    let me turn on the device and i will let you know.

    also you can install any other media player like:

    moboplayer
    meridean player
    mx mediaplayer.
    etc.

    remember that in the defautl player it does not plays you the subtitles you need to enable.

    got to the ... icon then click into the T icon and there eneable them.
  22. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    About the play back:

    i have tested:
    Video 1920*816 / 8,020 kbps did not have any issue no frame skipping.
    Video 1920*1080 / 9,640 kbps did not have any issue no frame skipping.

    and i did some other test of full hd at 8000kbs and did play it very smooth.

    Test were done with the default video player.

    from this location you can download a lot of 1080p demo videos:
    High Definition Trailers (HD) - Demo World

    About the player there are a lot and you will need to download and test which is best for you here im posting some of the bests. the default media player is good but you cant tweek it very much.

    Mobo Player
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    Meridean media player:
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    Mx Video Player:
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    Vplayer
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    There are others you should test them and check will fits with your needs.

    here i have added locations to download the software.

    MoboPlayer_v1.2.166.apk (3.26 MB)http://www.multiupload.com/LYK65RC62B

    Meridian_Media_Player_Pro_v2.1.5.apk (1.39 MB)http://www.multiupload.com/0W5T2CMWFT

    MX Video Player Codec (ARMv7) v1.3c.apk (2.57 MB)http://www.multiupload.com/TQ2AK0Y9BA
  23. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

  24. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    T torrent is the best bittorrent client that i was able to test.

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    urrent Version:0.8.6 requires Android:1.6 and up
    Size:1.1MB
    V0.8.6 update:
    - IP Filter support.
    - Fixed feed reader for RSS 0.9x versions.
    - Magnet link support.
    - Use seekbar to set download/upload limits.
    - Fixed some force closes.
    - Fixed paused bug when using mobile data connection.(introduced in v0.8.5)
    - Fixed startup issue on some devices.
    tTorrent is a torrent client for Android based devices.
    ***
    Paypal customers: If you don&#8217;t receive the serial in 10 minutes after you pay, please contact me by email. Thanks!
    And an important note: Nobody must pay twice, if you change rom, change device, or any problem appears, please contact me in email.
    ***
    Features:
    - multiple torrent downloading, queuing
    - search for torrents
    - Wifi only mode, Wifi or WiMAX mode
    - able to limit Upload/Download speed
    - web browser integration
    - magnet link support
    - trackerless torrent (DHT) support
    - RSS support(automatically download torrents published in feeds)
    - UPnP and NAT-PnP support
    - IP filtering support
    The lite version is ad supported, and the maximum download speed is 250kB/s.
    The full version has no ads, and no download limit. You can buy it in the app, with Paypal.
    If you have problems, or you have found bugs: ttorrent.android at gmail.com
    tTorrent


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  25. tatubias

    tatubias Well-Known Member

    Android market missing :p

    Due android market is not installed on the device you will need to use other places to download apps and games here are some of them.

    APKTOP:
    url: APKTOP
    Description: it has full versions of the software for free. apps are downloaded thought the web browser.

    SLIDE ME:
    url:SlideME | Android Apps Market: Download Free & Paid Android Applications
    Description: it has free and payed apps and games it has an app so you can download directly form the media player and you dont need the web browser.

    androidrise
    url:ADROID ANDROID GAMES APPLICATION.
    Description: it has apps and games.

    Others that i have not tested.
    Android-APK
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