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Topic # 56629 19-Jan-2010 13:32
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sure i have seen something about this up here but cant seem to find it

have a new panasonic lcd with a SD card reader. when i plug the sd card into the tv  { sd card is from video camera } it plays what is recorded no worries.

my question is, can you copy movies onto the sd card from my laptop and watch them on the tv, i tried to just copy a a movie on to the sd card last night and try  but  the movie was not detected.




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  Reply # 291174 19-Jan-2010 13:35
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NZFINEST: sure i have seen something about this up here but cant seem to find it

have a new panasonic lcd with a SD card reader. when i plug the sd card into the tv  { sd card is from video camera } it plays what is recorded no worries.

my question is, can you copy movies onto the sd card from my laptop and watch them on the tv, i tried to just copy a a movie on to the sd card last night and try  but  the movie was not detected.


It depends on what codecs the TV has been endowed with, MPEG2 is common, but things like VidX and XVid are not, what is the model of telly?



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  Reply # 291175 19-Jan-2010 13:40
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panasonic - TH-L37G10Z is the model




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  Reply # 291188 19-Jan-2010 14:23
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Should be in that instruction manual thingy what is supports. very limited is often the answer




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  Reply # 291193 19-Jan-2010 14:30
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As stated it all depends on what formats the tv can read. I cant find much info on that model but from previous experience id say AVCHD and MPEG2 are only supported. You would need to convert your movies to mpeg2 which would result in huge file sizes. Check what format your videos from your video cammera are for comparisson reasons. Im guessing they will be avchd files, but would be good if they were stock mp4's.
Google gspot for an application that will tell you what codecs your file is using. (beware for obvious dodgy sites lol)



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  Reply # 291195 19-Jan-2010 14:41
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yeah it is AVCHD i read that in the booklet last night. so any suggestions on a program to convert files to mpeg2.
thanks for your help




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  Reply # 291196 19-Jan-2010 14:50
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For a paid for easy to use solution AVS Video Convertor

For a free program try  Super  Which is a good program, just not as simple to use as the likes of AVS.



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  Reply # 291198 19-Jan-2010 14:53
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cheers for all your help




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  Reply # 291206 19-Jan-2010 15:09
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I tried all that for ages and gave up. In the end I just plugged in an HDMI lead from my laptop to my Panasonic and ran the videos through that...much simplier if you can.

The net is full of posts of people trying to do what you are trying to do, most gave up....including me.
If only you could just paste movies onto an SD card and play them...great feature if it worked!

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