Connect a portable DVD player to Android USB OTG device without rooting

The video below has been created by YouTube user veryannoyingname and shows you how to connect a portable DVD player (in this case the Samsung DVD burner external se-se 208bw) to an Android device that supports USB On-The-Go (OTG).

Usually playback on a television or tablet would not be supported, but by long pressing eject, the drive is switched into AV mode and the files are converted into FAT 32 format and can then be played on a compatible device using Nexus Media Importer. This is a paid for app, but to first check compatibility you can install Nexus Photo Viewer, which is free.

This is a great setup if you travel a lot and have a large DVD collection, especially for devices such as the Nexus 7 which have low internal storage memory variants.

Google confirms Nexus 4, Nexus 10 & new Nexus 7 variants

Google has officially confirmed the Nexus 4 (made by LG), the Nexus 10 (made by Samsung) and new variants of the Nexus 7 (made by ASUS). The new devices will go on sale on the Google Play Store on November 13th. We’ll let you know as soon as we have them available to order on the Clove website.

All new Nexus devices will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which means that we can also expect other Nexus devices to be upgraded from 4.1 to 4.2 shortly. Arguably the most notable feature of Jelly Bean 4.2 is that it allows multi-user support from the lock screen, making it easy to switch between multiple users/accounts on one device.

Google has also confirmed that music will be available to purchase from the Play Store from November 13th in the UK. European users will also able to add up to 20,000 songs from their existing collection for free to Google Music (a feature previously reserved for the US only). A new music matching service will also launch in Europe from the 13th (and the US shortly thereafter).

More info and pricing on the Play Store:

Nexus 4

Nexus 7

Nexus 10