playing avi files from thumb drive on usb dvd player
First of all somewhat computer illiterate, if I have a tutorial I can follow along but Im not familiar with every piece of computer terminology, so if you can explain things to me like Im a 5th grader this would help.
I have a Samsung DVD-1080p9 dvd player with USB input and a philips dvp5992. I have 2 kingston datatraveler usb thumb drives one 4gb one 16gb. I also have a seagate freeagent 750gb external HD.
First neither player recognizes my Seagate freeagent external HD. I tried removing all the files, I had pictures on there. I removed all those files and all I did was put a couple avi's directly on to the free agent, not within folders, just cut and paste the avi's to the free agent, neither player was able to read anything.
Ive had the philips dvd player for over a year, just got the samsung a month ago. It seems both players have trouble playing files off the thumb drives if the files are much bigger than the 700,000 kb size avi rips. All these avi's play fine on my pc no matter what the size. Ive tried uploading the avi file I am having trouble with to both thumb drives and to the free agent.
One file for example is 1.4gb. This movie played for 90 out of the 120 minutes on my philips player before it stopped. My samsung plays the file for 5 seconds and then shuts it off.
Another files 1.28gb played on my philips but shut off about 90 minutes in. On my samsung it plays for 6 seconds and then says "this file is not supported" All the files show up in the menu but it seems like the larger files will not play.
Any ideas, do I have to just limit myself to avi's in the .7GB range?
Any idea as to why the free agent isn't being detected?
Is this a formatting issue? I read something about fat32, more research will give me an idea exactly what that is, Ive heard the term before but im seeing what other ideas people have.
Thanks in advance.
Also Im using vista 32
Format options for the thumb drive are NTFS FAT FAT32(default) exFAT
Im tweaking the allocation unit size too. Going to try 1024 bytes then 32 kilobytes and see if that makes a difference. Its currently in fat32 for the file system
you need to format your seagate as fat32; but during format you are going to loose data;
my philips plays 1.5 Gb without any problems it 's make take 10-15 seconds to load a file.
you can try to reencode this video or try to burn movie on rewritable disk.
My Philips is pretty finicky with larger files (though it's a generation older than yours) - it tended to choke on many AVI files when I attempted to load them - I had a much higher success rate with xvid files (which were usually in the 700-800 MB range for a two hour flick.) Even still it would choke 37 minutes into the play. After 1:15 minutes it would stop play completely if you tried to pause/resume/FF/RW.
Im trying the divx plus converter for the 3rd time. First time it outputted a mkv file that my samsung won't play. 2nd time I switched it to HD 1080p and that came out pixelated and grainy. Now im trying 720P.
I also have Easy Video Splitter. I could try splitting the file in 2, this will just create a couple second intermission type scenario when I watch longer movies.
I'll check back when this 720p conversion finishes. I appreciate the help but this divx plus converter program is a lengthy process, I can burn a DVD in a similar amount of time.
intel core 2 quad Q6600 2.40ghz
4 gb ram
vista 32 bit operating system
Tried home theater, the picture quality is still worse than the original file but at least the movie plays in its entirety now.
Im going to have to keep searching for a better solution.
Upon further research, it seems it might be an issue with the resolution/frames per second/ and total size of file
The resolution has to be 720x??? And the fps at 30 or25 and the max file size under 1gig +\-
so I haven't found a solution but if I stock to files using these parameters they should play alright
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