Eny M8S and M8C Android Media Players Powered by Amlogic S812 SoC

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The first Amlogic S812 Android TV box I had seen was Xtreamer Wonder which should start shipping for 99 Euros ($140) by the end of the month, but they’ll have some competition as Eny Technology will soon manufacture M8S and M8C Android media players, also based on the same quad core Cortex A9 processor, with 4K UHD video output and HEVC/H.265 hardware video decoding.

Eny_M8SM8S and M8C have the same technical specifications except that the former comes with 2GB RAM, and the latter with 1GB RAM:

  • SoC – Amlogic S812-H quad core cortex A9r4 @ 2 GHz with octa-core Mali-450MP6 GPU @ 600+ MHz
  • System Memory – 1GB (M8C) or 2 GB (M8S) DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND flash + micro SD card reader
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 4K2K @ 30 Hz, AV port
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs – 4k2k H.264, H.265 UHD, HD MPEG1/2/4, AVC/VC-1, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6, RealVideo8/9/10,
  • Audio Formats/Codecs – MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, APE, AC3, AAC etc… Dolby, TrueHD, DTS, SRS, AC-3
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – N/A
  • Weight – N/A
Amlogic_S812_board
Eny “M9” Board (Click to Enlarge)

These Android STBs will run Android 4.4, and come pre-loaded with XBMC/Kodi 14.x, hopefully with H.265 support. Amlogic S812 is supposed to support Gigabit Ethernet, but Amlogic must have problems with their GMAC IP or drivers,m because none of the products based on S805 / S812 feature a Gigabit Ethernet port.

Eny Technology informed me they’ll manufacture a small batch at the end of the month, so hopefully they’ll be up for sale at the retail level in November or December. The company was not ready to release pricing information publicly yet, but the Chinese SoC little fairy told me that Amlogic S805 costs about $5, S802 about $10.5, and S812 about $11.5, with further discounts available in large quantities, so products based on Amlogic S812 based products may not be that much more expensive than Amlogic S802 based products using similar components.

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CSylvain
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CSylvain

Superb new, strongly that the test is coming !
I hope that will motivate them to do a Linux (Buildroot) support.

m][sko
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it looks like amlogic released something
http://openlinux.amlogic.com:8000/download/ARM/?C=M;O=A

CSylvain
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CSylvain

Only 802 and 802-H are supported.
From the photo, the reference is a M9, it does not appear in the buildroot.
I got the answer that they will not support for the S805, we’ll see the S812.

I will send an email to see if the next version of “buildroot” will support the S812.

Stane1983
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Latest buildroot already supports S812. S812 chip will represent itself as Meson8, and their reference board supported in buildroot is n200. On HEVC support I’m already working, PR on xbmc github is open, still need some cleaning.

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CSylvain

I hope this information is true, because this is great news !
The uboot should be this : m8m2_n200_v1 ?

And gst-plugins-0.11.0-ms should decode the H.265 ?
GST_STATIC_CAPS (“video/x-xvid; video/x-divx; video/x-h265; video/x-h264; video/mpeg; video/x-msmpeg; video/x-h263; video/x-jpeg; video/x-wmv”)

Stane1983
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@CSylvain
Can’t tell you that because I don’t have any S812 board (will have soon), but yes, m8m2 stands for S812 chips.

CSylvain
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CSylvain

I’ll wait until the update is put online to inspect HEXA the bootloader and confirm if this model is compatible with the latest buildroot. 😉

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[…] M8S and M8C Android TV boxes are updates of M8 / TM8 box, replacing Amlogic S802 quad core processor with Amlogic S812 processor which has about the same feature except it bring HEVC/H.265 hardware video decoding. M8S comes with 2GB RAM, whereas M8C features only 1GB RAM. Eny Technology decided to send me M8S for review. As usual, I’ll start with some pictures of the package, box, and board, and will do the full review in the next few days. […]

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[…] would ship next week (Monday). I hope the firmware is better than the current version available for M8S, as I’ve had to postpone my review due to too many issues, including one hardware (power […]

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wow that awesome gabe thats a a good price but will there be firmware updates in the future

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MP
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I ran across this link on Aliexpress:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ultra-HD-Smart-Android-TV-Box-Quad-Core-Cortex-A9-Amlogic-S812-8X-Mali-450-with/32319285501.html

This box has 2gb RAM and 16gb ROM. They list it as an M8S. When I inquired to the vendor she didn’t even know who the vendor was and said that she would find out. Are you familiar with who manufactures this box. I checked the Eny website and they don’t have a model with 16gb ROM;

http://www.enybox.com/En/down/html/?7.html

I don’t exactly like the idea of purchasing a box where there would be no after sales support. If encountering a bubby ROM it is comforting to know the manufacturer is on it.

Thanks.

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“M8S and M8C have the same technical specifications except that the former comes with 2GB RAM, and the latter with 1GB RAM” is NOT CORRECT.

M8S is without camera
M8C is with camera