Nvidea shield media playback from USB problems


Active Member
A few days ago I noticed whenever I swapped usb sticks and went to play the media off them with vlc, or mx player Pro or any other media player I have installed I'd select the file, then the player, the screen would just blink for a split second then would be as if I'd done nothing, back to the directory of files.

The only way to make it play is to restart the shield with the USB stick inserted then it plays fine like it always used to, until I take out the USB stick and put it or another back in then I have same issue. I've tried formatting the USB stick but it made no difference.

Anyone else experienced this?

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
Virtually everyone using a Shield does it with either Kodi or Plex for local files.

Also, there's a specific area for media streamers. You may want to ask a mod to move it there.


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