USB source power from even that Anker might get a little thin but let's say you checked their site and it's fine. Then that cheap player can be an issue. I find most of them play a fraction of the files that folk collect.
This is all about the video encoding which I won't get into here. It's a well done discussion on the web. So you could connect it up and get royally cheesed about how little plays.
I suggest you re-cycle an old PC or laptop. That is how I solved this. I used my 2009 Sony Vaio laptop and it plays every file that VLC Player (google that!) can play at 1080p without a hitch. There are other players like Kodi but I like simple and always works.
Long time reader, first time poster. I was hoping someone could give me some guidance on whether this set up will work please.
I am looking for a way to connect all of my external HDD's, to a media streamer, which I can access everything from my TV. Basically to allow me to access the whole media library without needing to unplug/plug different drives all the time.
Do you think this set up would work please?
"WD powered 3TB External HDD" x3 connected to > "Anker 7-Port powered USB 3.0 Hub" connected to > "Sumvision Cyclone Micro4 Media player" connected to> "Samsung Smart TV".
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you !