A First Look at Rock64 Board as a TV Box

I have a new "toy" again. It is a newly released ROCK64 - a credit card size 4K60P HDR Media Board Computer powered by Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor and support up to 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. You can boot up the card through Micro SD or eMMV module socket (better performance). There are various Operation System available from open source community such Android 7.1, Debian, Yocto and many more. 

I bought this card with 4GB from Pine64 together with 5v 3A power supply and casing. I waited for more than one month to get this card.

This is a great board but the services from sales team is very bad. They don't like to reply questions from customer. No information on shipment status. If you are interested to purchase this board, don't buy through credit card. Use Paypal instead to protect your order. You have up to 180 days to claim back your money under Paypal. If you don't hear from the sales team, escalate the issue or file a claim from Paypal. By then, the sales team will reply to you.

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Tutorial How to Install CJZB (超级直播) Android App and Play China Taiwan Hong Kong Movies/Shows

Forum for CJZB : https://shaolinseo.com/forum/cjzb-%E8%B6%85%E7%BA%A7%E7%9B%B4%E6%92%AD

CJZB(超级直播) is an AIO (all-in-one) app, you can find live TV from China, some channels with 7-days playback, time-shift and Video on Demand (VOD) with latest movies/dramas.
It looks like China TV app after installation. However, there is a hidden list called "特别" that has 200 channels from Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA etc.
On top of that, you can add you own IPTV list just like YWP app. In fact, this app can support various format including VJMS! So you are in control with this app. :)

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Tutorial How to Install Kokotime Android App and Play Movies/Shows

Want to try something new? Kokotime is a new media center for Android. It has its own community that develops addons to connect your devices to unlimited media. You can find addons library and multi-language subtitles.

At the moment, only four addons are available and expect more to come.

Movies
Kokotime will let you watch your movies from local library or an addon while organsing them and displaying extra info including description, cast, and more.

TV shows
Watch your shows from a local library or from addons, Kokotime will remember where you left of and will display extra info for your shows.

Casting
Kokotime is fitted in with a casting remote, cast your videos to your chromecast or to any device on your network thanks to our unique Universal Cast system.

Subtitles
Integrated with auto subtitle loading, Koktime will automatically load subtitles in your language when you stream any media.

Kokotime is still in developement and there is still a lot more in progress, here are some features to expect in the near future :
- Support for live stream addons
- A separate version of Kokotime optimized for Android TV including optimized layouts and controller navigation 
- Subtitles syncing and possibility to choose between multiple subtitles if the automatically chosen one is not syncing

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Tutorial How to Install YWP Android App for Hong Kong Taiwan China Thailand Japan Korea Live TV

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Many overseas Chinese like to watch TV channels from Hong Kong and Taiwan, especially TVB, Interactive News, Phoenix etc. There are many TV boxes in the market that able to play these live TV channels. I am not sure about all but some of the boxes are using channels from IPTV. The problem is these IPTV addresses might not be usable after few months. Without knowing how to change the addresses, you might be forced to purchase the "upgraded" box or other types of tv box.
In fact, you might be albe to reuse your old tv box, install an app (player) and copy/paste channel urls (list) and you have it. If you know how to set the IPTV address, you can change it after the old one expired.
Do note that I am unable to provide you the latest and greatest IPTV addresses. You might want to join facebook groups or communities to keep up to date.

Here is one YWP (友窝Player), an IPTV player without built-in channels. No IPTV channels after installation. We have to add a list of channels into this app. It can play most of the live streaming formats including the "vjms://" links.

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Tutorial How To Stop Buffering Issues on Kodi 17 Krypton

Did you ever encounter video buffering when you watch movies or tv shows on Kodi? In fact, this is a very common issue.
There could be many root causes to this problem.
1. Your internet connection is slow.
You need a minimum of 8MB/s connection to have stable 720p and 1080p streaming, and 10MB/s for live TV streaming.

2. Network slow down from Internet service providers.
There is nothing we can do about it until your ISP fix the problem.

3. Video streaming source is slow.
Change video source or subscribe Real Debrid for quality and stable streaming.

4. Your ISP is throttling customers that stream videos.
This could happen to some ISPs in some countries.

5. You have not optimize video cache in Kodi.
This is what this article about. I will show you a very simple way to change default video cache settings in Kodi, then you will be able to enjoy your movies and tv shows without interruptions!

I was using Easy Advanced Settings to change Kodi 16.x video cache settings. It involved many steps including calculating cache size to set. However, this add-on no longer supported and could not be used for Kodi 17.x.
Here, we going to use an even better and simpler way to set video cache.

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Tutorial How to Install TvBrowser Android App to Search and Play Movies/Shows from Multiple Sources

As you know, there are many apps out there that can play movies, dramas and variety shows from China. However, not all apps are created equal. Sometimes you have to search a few apps just to locate a particular show. Then of course there are apps that geo-block the show if you are outside China.
Lately I found this app, TvBrowser, that help you search any movies, tv shows, news, music, education etc from your tv box. You can search a movie or tv show just like internet browser. Then select which of available sources to play. For some reasons, many movies are not geo-blocked when you use this app. Cool?

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Tutorial How to Install RSS Media Reader for Kodi Hong Kong Taiwan China Thailand Japan Korea Dramas Movies

Early this year I shared with you on how to watch Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Korean dramas and movies by setting RSS in Kodi. However, that RSS method is no longer working.

The good news is now myrss has been converted to support Android and iOS as an individual app. So now you still can watch the same content from myrss using mobile phone, tablet or tv box with Android and iOS. 

What you need to do is download and configure the app and you are good to go! In this article, I will show you how to do just that in a few simple steps.

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