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  1. ariel12g

    ariel12g New Member

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    Has anyone tried to play video files off a USB flash drive?
     
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    I have done it with the first generation models, works fine but I don't think USB flash storage is a good choice for long term heavy use, I think a traditional hard drive is the best option. I have used 8GB and 32GB USB flash drives for files.
     
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    I have not been able to get hard drives to work with my Sony Google TV and I have a 64 gb flash drive in my tv now and use doggcatcher to download podcasts to it. The first time you plug in the drive it tends to test the drive which may take a while depending on the size of it but I have no problems with thumb drives.
     
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    Are the non working hard drives formatted FAT32 or NTFS?
     
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    Need to look into this. I know that I've connected my phone to the box through a USB hub ($5 stickfigure looking thing from Wally World) and played videos off my phone. I haven't tried hooking a hard drive to it through USB, and the only computer I have right now has Win8 Preview on it which makes accessing across a network a pain.
     
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    I plugged in a 640 GB hard drive (formatted to NTFS) & my Vizio Co-Star detected it. The only way I know as of now to view are through the Photos for TV app. But there aren't any controls when I click to play a video.
     
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    I connected a FAT32 formatted usb pen drive to the player with a couple of sample movies and they played fine. The drive was recognized by the PlayPoint app and shows up as "PlayPoint USB". You should also see a notification on the app drawer that a usb drive is connected and synced.
     
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    Yeah, I recently found that out. Is there any way to fast forward through the video?
     
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    I was pretty sure they were FAT32 as I know NTFS does not work.
     
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    Woks like a charm on my Co-Star via PlayPoint USB ....
     
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    What? You're cooking on your co-star now :confused:
     

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