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Topic # 55255 27-Dec-2009 00:37
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This is kind of an FYI
Harvey Norman have in their boxing day mailer a $25 DVD player

It plays DivX and Xvid - best of all it has a USB port on the front.
Much cheaper than one of those memory card multimedia players or other usb players.

Anyhow, my testing tonight shows they work rather well. Skips video frames every so often but it will take a hard drive or usb thumb drive formatted in FAT32 which will handle up to 32gb. I took a 160gb hard drive and re partitioned it to have a 32gb primary partition and it works really really well.

Thought i would post this as they still had alot of stock locally at 6pm so i am assuming they do around the rest of the country.

In hastings, the $280 netbooks went in 20 minutes by means of a stampede when they opened this morning and I missed out




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  Reply # 285365 27-Dec-2009 07:32
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Have you tried creating a larger FAT32 partition?

I got a 80GB drive/partition that works on several DVD/USB players.
Of course you need a 3rd party app to format a partition larger than 32GB



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  Reply # 285419 27-Dec-2009 13:25
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Nah i havent yet. It was partitioned at 160gb ntfs but i wanted to get it going in a hurry.
For $25 tho its still awesome.

I will try using a 3rd party app to make it larger tonight and post back




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  Reply # 285437 27-Dec-2009 15:07
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That's a bloody good deal!




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  Reply # 285526 28-Dec-2009 02:46
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since its normally the optical drives that die in them, at least with a USB port you can get a little more use out of the player till its lack of h264 becomes an issue.




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  Reply # 285530 28-Dec-2009 06:13
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Thanks for tip, I went out and bought one yesterday. They still had a big pile of them in Hamilton. Was able to view movie via usb flashdrive. Great buy (although it was $29, not $25. I assume it was the same model, a Visione)



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  Reply # 285556 28-Dec-2009 10:47
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yea. sorry was $29.




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  Reply # 285875 29-Dec-2009 18:07
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Hi, Thanks also for the heads up. I'm having trouble getting a 16Gb FAT32 USB flash drive to work with my unit, are there any tricks? Also, it will play DivX but not Xvid from a DVD. New to this so its fun trying to work out what I'm doing wrong.

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  Reply # 285902 29-Dec-2009 19:18
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I think it was nero offered an option to change the 4cc of AVIs as you burned them so that player that didnt recognize xvid would play them - changed them to div4 I think.




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  Reply # 285905 29-Dec-2009 19:20
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NotReally: Hi, Thanks also for the heads up. I'm having trouble getting a 16Gb FAT32 USB flash drive to work with my unit, are there any tricks? Also, it will play DivX but not Xvid from a DVD. New to this so its fun trying to work out what I'm doing wrong.


I don't have one but was actually searching to see what they were like I'm in hastings might have to pop down see if they have any left can't really go wrong.

As for this question xvid is essentially the same thing so if your player can play divx it'll play xivd, what can sometimes stop it is the fourcc code that tells the player its a 'divx' file or whatever.  Google fourcc changer it'll give you a small program that will change an xvid files fourcc code so the player thinks its a divx file without the need to recode.  DX50 is probably the code you want to change the XVID avi to.  Also if its a bit jumpy you could try unpacking the avi with MPEG4 Modifier as this seems to of fixed all my troubles with jittery videos on my current dvd/divx player.

EDIT: just beaten to it as for what to change it to just play around till it works I guess =)



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  Reply # 285988 30-Dec-2009 01:43
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Sorry i havent had time to check out partitions larger than 32gb




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  Reply # 286726 3-Jan-2010 20:13
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Thanks to richms and quickt. Tried both the 4cc changer and the mpeg modifier but couldn't get it to work. The original files played fine on a friend's Panasonic (disc and usb) so I took it back and got a refund.

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  Reply # 561730 27-Dec-2011 09:20
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I recently (Christmas 2011) purchased a visione DVD player and tried connecting a 1 Tb hard drive to it via the USB. nothing happened. I suspect it can't cope with that size of drive. does anyone know if there truly is a 32gigmaximum size?

i tried a 4gig flash drive and that worked just fine btw! 



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  Reply # 561758 27-Dec-2011 10:39
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Erase all the partitions on the drive
Create one FAT partition that is 30gb in size.

I cant remember if its a 300gb or a 30gb limit.




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  Reply # 561762 27-Dec-2011 11:01
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thnx for prompt reply Ray... I think Ill just buy a couple of 16gig flash drives and use them.. less hassle. the terrabyte drive works fine connected to a Phillips blu-ray /dvd player connected to the 50" plasma.
The small visione player is connected to a TV in the bedroom!

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  Reply # 561767 27-Dec-2011 11:11
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HN have had those players for over a year now, dont know what they normally retail at tho.
Friend got one when they first came out and is still working well for him now a year later :)




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