External USB DVD/Blu-Ray Drive support?

Is there any way to use an external USB drives (Blu-Ray, DVD) to play DVDs? I would like to use VLC player but the mobile app doesn’t have that option. Nor is an attached drive visible to PPM.

Am I way off base?

TIA

You’ve attached one to the USB-A port already and tried it out?

Yes. I did try with a powered external DVD (usb) drive.

And did you check with File Manager or just VLC?

I tried with just VLC and MX Player

Try with the File Manager please and let me know if it even shows up there.

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Thanks @PhilipsIvo … Nope it doesn’t show up in File Manager either. I tried with several USB DVD drives.

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It seems as if those drives aren’t supported in Android. Do you happen to have another Android device you can test them with?

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Agreed. I’m not sure if I know any of android devices/apps that work with external optical drives .

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Did anyone work out a fix for this? It would be very handy to use an external DVD player to play films through the Picopix. Cheers.