DEVUNK88: Hey TD, this is all great stuff, do you know of any way to control a cd
drive with a nexus 7 and a related app. if there is a way I'd would love to
know, for example a slot drive similar to what you find in a macbook, can
they be connected to a nexus 7 to play music cd's through the nexus ,
changing tracks, pausing, and seeking via an app of some kind, seems to be
on of the few things I have not seen a tablet due yet ;( If I was to
replace a head unit in a car with a tablet that would be a must have
Clare Bizley: Thank you very very much. Long haul flight tomorrow with 2 kids - we have
movies! Terrific :)
Bhaskar Pal: should I have FAT32 partition to support 1TB HARD DISK ??
Anonymous Geek: what the freak nexus 7 2013 does not support wireless usb keyboard
Marco Fahrbach: Couldn't get media importer to work. OTG Disk explorer did though. Nexus 7
Wilder Rua: What case is that? i like it.. Im using the Poetic but i like to have
Kobe Ali: Will this work one nexus 4
Bartek Sekulski: Problem. I don't live in US,so..
TheGibly: Does music work on this app? And if so, do you have to save it to listen to
ivoroid: Having hard time connecting it to my Google Nexus 7 (2013)
ADIGA!|Cheezo: Can you download Roms on the USB drive and use an emulator to play them
directly of the usbstick?
bendrowned3000: You can just get the "File Manager" from the Play Store :P
David Scott: Is it possible to hook up a Nexus-attached OTG cable to a USB, such that
the Nexus could read multiple external HDDs or USB sticks at once? Does the
specific Nexus software allow for that, or is it limited to a single
external drive at a time?
Daniel K: Can I watch a movie from the SD card/any storage device?
Will Lukas: Handy tips for the Nexus 7.
techdinosaur: Just search for Asus Nexus 7 Travel Cover and you'll find plenty :)
Daniel Orozco: Any chance I could connect my external drive to my note 2?
techdinosaur: Yes, you will need to be rooted in order for Stickmount to work and an OTG
cable will allow you to connect external storage devices to your Nexus.
Rooting your device will offer extra functionality, but it will void your
warranty. I suggest buying an OTG cable (link in description) and using the
apps I mention in the video. These do not require you to be rooted so your
warranty will remain intact. In terms of how to root, I have used the Nexus
Root Toolkit, but it is not something I will cover.
techdinosaur: What device are you plugging into it?
techdinosaur: That's very unusual. I would recommend a forced restart by holding down the
power button for around 10 seconds until the Google logo appears. Are you
techdinosaur: @cjo1992 Yes exactly, and the app has improved since the video so it means
that you can play directly from your memory stick for example (without
having to copy to your Nexus)
techdinosaur: Thanks! In order to transfer to the flash drive, your device will need to
be rooted. Rooting will unfortunately void your warranty so do this at your
BioProdigy2013: This case you have... Is it out for the nexus 7 (2013)
Villordsutch: Thanks for this video. I don't fancy rooting my N7 and this advice is
Justin Lim: Hey bro thanks for making this video, very good presentation and style.
Quick question, via this method of non-rooting, any way of viewing .pdf and
.cbr files that are stored on the external storage device?
Dave93UK: Is your Nexus 7 upgraded to the most current firmware and it still works?
techdinosaur: Yes exactly, but you can't do this on all tablets as they have to support
techdinosaur: It's the official Asus Travel Case - I have done a video on it already so
have a look at that :)
Dave93UK: I bought the OTG cable in your description along with the App. Although it
doesn't work at all. When I connect a USB or external HDD to my Nexus 7
there is no response.
István Mága: thanks, this was helpful
MadLadDesigns: Thanks for this as I'm considering getting a Nexus. Can you read pdfs using
joany2000: fine video...have you any experience or tried to transfer, in the other
way, from asus to usb key or hard disk? thx for help
Darren C B: Thx for the help bud
derekubc: After the initial thing - no problems. Original problem seemed to involve
Picasa web albums. Now I can upload photos to Picasa and still delete
images from the N7. No explanation. My aim - download from SD card, delete
poor images and save the rest to the cloud for later. Works if I upload to
Picasa web albums, having created a named album. Then, later download to
Picasa itself and share the images to my laptop. Direct transfer from N7 at
home with Explorer also straightforward. Derekubc.
techdinosaur: The Nexus 7 can handle 1080p, but it depends how compressed your files are.
Try using a player such as MX Player (free) and if this doesn't solve the
problem, then the bit rate of the video will be too much to for the tablet
to handle. If this is the case, then compress the file further.
techdinosaur: @GC Klick Update: A new app update means you can copy whole folders under
the Advanced tab.
techdinosaur: Yes :)
themrJosephtm: If it is a mechanical hard drive, it would not work, as they require more
power which is generated through a normal usb slot, but not a micro usb
Zara Dowthwaite: Hello, Brilliant video, but I want to mount a CF card to my nexus, would
this be possible as they are raw files, would the app be able to support
techdinosaur: Good question...as it stands using this method you can't. However, I am
recording a video today that will show you how to move files to and from
memory cards, flash drives etc. It requires rooting the device, however, it
will give you more functionality and also allow you to access more files
other than the video and pictures that this app is limited to.
techdinosaur: Yes, however, in order to 'write' to the USB stick/HDD, then you need to
have a rooted device.
techdinosaur: That's good news! The reason I didn't recommend the stream option too much
in the video is because I found that some video clips skipped a little. It
sounds like those issues have now been ironed out which is excellent!
techdinosaur: Do you mean charge?
Diana Alejandre: Please Help Me .. i Want To Know If Its Possible To Connect 'My Trio Model
Stealth Pro' Tablet To My Computer Without a Micro SD Card And If So How
Can i Do It Please Help !!!
Abdalrahman Mohammed: is this work with the nexus 4 ?????????????????
techdinosaur: Unfortunately not, as the Nexus 4 doesn't support USB OTG as far as I know.
Oliver Blaser: Is there a way to stream videos directly from the USB Flash Drive without
having to import the whole thing? I'd like to hook up a USB Stick and watch
the movies that are stored on it without transferring the whole data.
cjo1992: So on the Nexus Media Importer App you can transfer videos to your Nexus
without rooting? I'm getting the 16gb version and probably won't have
enough space for lets say movies on a trip.
Dyan Leonard: thank you so much for the great solution! I just got my Nexus 7 and I'm by
NO means particularly knowledgeable about technology. I knew what I wanted
to do, found your video, and it worked PERFECTLY! ...piece of cake. BTW, I
can see my PDF's on external storage using "PDF viewer" along with your
recommended Nexus media Importer. I'm not sure if I downloaded it, it came
with the Nexus, or what,... but it works! I'm going to check out your other
techdinosaur: Hi there, according to the app's description, it supports raw files. Even
if the app doesn't support your camera's raw type, then you should still be
able to import them using the app and view them in another app such as
RawDroid (free). Hope this helps!