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mp4 files on a USB TV

gugliemo

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Evening all, I'm trying to run video files on a second hand USB TV, a Grundig GU19WDVDT. Avi files play but are too big to be feasible, virtually no mp4 files do despite the TV saying both mp4 and avi should play. I figure it's a codec issue, after playing around for hours I've found that changing for codec from .264 (which plays audio but not video) to .xvid shows the video but doesn't play sound. Googling hasn't helped, has anybody solved this before? Thanks
 

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I believe others have said the files need to be less than 4gb in size to play on a tv from a usb stick.TV's might not support drives that are more than that. It also sounds like you have incompatible formats. It might be that you can't play 5.1 on the tv, or a certain file type ac3 vs acc vs pcm vs mp3, etc.

I did a search and found this in the manual Page 36 and it looks like after starting there and going a few pages forward that the files should be in MPEG-4.

Not sure if any of that is anything beyond what you've stated or have found.
 

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Yeah some mp4 files will play but the vast majority won't, none of them are over 4gb. Avi files play but that's not a pleasant format to use, way too large and slow to render. Just wondered if there was a way of finding out what it is that makes the like 1% of mp4 files which play actually do so. Like what's the most universal codec or something?
 
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