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Topic # 225840 7-Dec-2017 14:07
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I have a video in MP4 format that I want to play vias a USB stick on a old TV.

 

The video will not play at present.

 

The TV is a Toshibas 32AV800AZ

 

http://www.mytoshiba.co.nz/products/televisions/lcd-tv/av800az/32av800az/specifications

 

 

 

Basically I want to convert the video I have so it plays on this TV.

 

I am using this video at a 21st party were i have limited options.

 

Any help appreciated.

 

 


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  Reply # 1914613 7-Dec-2017 14:34
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The page you linked to shows that the TV needs a .mkv file

 

A tool such as Format Factory should be able to convert the mp4 to mkv


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  Reply # 1914650 7-Dec-2017 14:44
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Alternatively, almost any media player box or even a satellite or UHF receiver box will work to play the file. Most STBs, at least the unofficial ones, have a USB port for an external hard drive. You ought to be able to plug a flash drive with the file into that and play it from the STB. So if you have any kind of satellite or UHF receiver, or can borrow one, you can also use that. Or you can play it on any pc or laptop and just plug into the HDMI input of the TV.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1914651 7-Dec-2017 14:47
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More important than the media container (that roughly matches the extension) are the actual codecs used to encode the video and audio. For instance the TV might support mp4 files encoded with xvid or H.264, but might not support newer codecs as H.265

 

So probably if you want to know for sure you might want to go to the store with a USB stick and try files encoded with different formats/codecs


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  Reply # 1914652 7-Dec-2017 14:50
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shk292:

 

The page you linked to shows that the TV needs a .mkv file

 

A tool such as Format Factory should be able to convert the mp4 to mkv

 

 

Yip, the Manual says it will only play H264 (HD) files from either a AVI or MKV container,  (it will play MP4s but only with  MPEG2 video)

 

Handbrake will also convert the file,

 

Just make sure the stick is regular FAT32 and it should all go swimmingly...


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