Problem with XBMC support for AMLogic M802 solved

M8 android TV Box Package

M8 android TV Box Package


The lack of support of AMLogic M802 chip in XBMC 13 (Gotham) was resolved. Now our units come with XBMC 14 (Helix) alpha that has been specifically modified to support the AMLogic new quad core chip.  It works like a charm.

Here is what this special XBMC release addressed:

  1. It can play different video formats, including 4k, rmvb, wmv, mkv, avi, mp4, m2ts, h265 and so on
  2. supports Dolby and DTS.
  3. No video audio asynchronization issue.
  4. No need to root the device.
  5. No need to change any settings.

XBMC Gotham does not support AMLogic S802!!

M8 AMLogic s802

M8 AMLogic s802

Well, I had to discover it the hard way. After receiving the new shipment of the M8 pre-installed with XBMC Gotham, could not get it work. Just before displaying any video, it boots out of XBMC. Tried the newest Gotham 13.1 beta 2, with the same result. So, I tried installing XBMC Frodo (12.3), it worked just fine.

Well, when I researched the problem, I found this quote “Early this year when XBMC annouced their newest ‘Gotham’ beta version, many people were disappointed that it will only support hardware decoding for RK3188 but not Amlogic chipset. We on the other hand is not upset by this news, as a R&D company we always wants to do things our way – creating and enabling functions is always our strength.” The quote is attributed to Geniatech, one of the major manufacturers of amlogic android TV boxes.

Should that bother you, not at all.  Whatever version of XBMC you will get what you want, i.e. HDTV and HD Dolby sound.

M8 Amlogic S802 4K ultra HD android XBMC TV Box Now Available

M8 android TV Box Package

M8 android TV Box Package


This is the latest and fastest android TV box model in the market. We have it in stock now.

Enjoy Ultra HD resolutions up to 4K (UHDTV). 4K UHDTV (2160p) is 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.3 megapixels), which is four times as many pixels as 1920×1080 (2.1 megapixels) also known as 2K.

This is the fastest ever android tv box using the S802 processor at a blazing 2 GHZ speed. The Graphic processor unit (GPU) is Penta (8) Core for the first time, so it processes graphics much more faster.
Comes with latest XBMC (Gotham 13.0) installed and hundreds of add-ons both installed and readily available for installation. Many android applications and games are available for download from Google Play.  
Main features:
  • Amlogic M8 quad core 2.0GHZ CPU
  • 8 CORE  Mali450 GPU
  • 2G RAM 8G Storage
  • 4K/2k hd decoding (UHDTV, ultra high definition)
  • Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) operating system
  • Bluetooth built-in 
  • DLNA
  • Dual model 2.4G/5G WIFI
  • XBMC Gotham 13.0
  • Dolby TrueHD DTS Audio
M8 AMLogic s802

M8 AMLogic s802

Technical Specifications:
  • Chipset: Amlogic S802 quad-core cortex-A9 frequency :2.0Ghz
  • GPU: Mali-450   8-Core GPU  
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
  • Power Indicator (LED): Power ON :blue; Standby :Red 
  • OS: Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • XBMC: 13.0 Gotham
  • WIFI: Dual channel WIFI 2.4GHz/5.0GHz
  •  3D: Hardward 3D graphics acceleration
  • Supported Decoder formats: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.264, HD AVC/VC-1, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 , RealVideo8/9/10
  • Supported Media formats: Avi/ Rm/ Rmvb/ Ts/ Vob/ Mkv/ Mov/ ISO/ wmv/ asf/ flv/ dat/ mpg/ mpeg
  • Supported Music formats: MP3/ WMA/ AAC/ WAV/ OGG/ AC3/ DDP/ TrueHD/ DTS/ DTS/HD/ FLAC/ APE
  • Supported Photo formats: HD JPEG/ BMP/ GIF/ PNG/ TIFF
  • USB host: 2 High speed USB 2.0,support U DISK and USB HDD
  • Card reader: SD/ SDHC/ MMC cards
  • HDD file system: FAT16/ FAT32/ NTFS
  • Supported Subtitle: SRT/ SMI/ SUB/ SSA/ IDX+USB
  • High Difinition video output: SD/HD max.1920×1080 pixel
  • OSD type of languages: English/ French/ German/ Spanish /Italian/ etc multilateral languages
  • LAN: Ethernet:10/100M, standard RJ-45
  • Wireless: Built in WiFi Dual model 2.4G/5G
  • Mouse/ Keyboard: Support mouse and keyboard via USB; Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard via 2.4GHz USB dongle
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4
  • 4K2k hd decoding: 4k2k H.264 Video Decode and 4k2k Output
  • 1080P Support
  •  AV Support  
  • Dolby Support
  • 3G Support
  • SPDIF/IEC958: Coaxial
Buy it from our website http://geniebox.ca . For a limited period, no tax. We ship everywhere.

Why the RAM and Storage is not as your advertised?

This is a really questions which we get asked every day. so let us make it clearly.

All of the tv box/tv sticks we are selling is advertised as 1GB RAM and 4GB or 8GB Storage.

but when you recevive it, you will check “setting” and “storage” and find it is not like the advertised,and come to complain with us, however, you did the wrong check!!!

In setting,you can’t check the RAM and ROM. the correct way is downloading some system check app, like Antutu, you can check the system information, and you will find the RAM and Storage information.

Even in Antutu, you still find the RAM is not as 1GB and storage is not the full 4GB or 8GB, It is really normal, because the  rest of the memory is used by Android operating system and pre-installed app. Even Samsung or iphone all have this problem. Please understand!

Source: Geek Gadgets

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