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Old 15th May 2021, 2:23 pm   #1
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Default Android media streamer

Need a media streamer for a one off school event, must have composite output and be able to use youtube from a bluetooth keyboard ideally.
Thought would ask here first.

Don't have loads to spend but will consider any options.

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A smart DVD player?
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MM,
I did consider this already having a smart dvd, but still would need to get a downconverter from hdmi to composite and more leads etc, the school wants minimal 13a plugs.
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Old 15th May 2021, 5:32 pm   #4
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You could run LibreElec/Kodi on a Raspberry Pi. The current ones don't have any analogue outputs, but the first 2 generations did, and maybe the Pi 3 did too. You can just plug in a USB keyboard and mouse, or use a Bluetooth adaptor. Kodi can be controlled by an app on a mobile phone on the same network.

The drawback is that there will be a learning curve involved, especially if you have limited Pi / Linux experience.

Old Pi's can be bought on eBay all the time. Expect to pay 20 for a Pi 2, less for a first generation Pi (which are quite a bit slower, though OK for this.) After use you could sell it on for what you paid for it, or use it for a project of your own.
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the school wants minimal 13a plugs
What about a multi lead 13A plug?
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All sorted with a smart freeview box.

Please close

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