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Topic # 151890 9-Sep-2014 11:09
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I have download a short video from youtube (file extension .MP4) onto a USB, but my freeview box wouldn't play it. Says no 'Movies' found.
I gather it must be recognising only certain file extensions as movies.
It plays .MP3 songs without any issues.
I am sure there's plenty of you out there who know the answer so pl help!!


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  Reply # 1124884 9-Sep-2014 11:13
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What's the make and model of your "freeview box"

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  Reply # 1124887 9-Sep-2014 11:17
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Freeview Box Brand is Strong SRT4300E/SRT4304E



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  Reply # 1124888 9-Sep-2014 11:17
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Depends on your FV box...   most will play MPG and AVI quite happily, so try converting that file to AVI. 

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  Reply # 1125145 9-Sep-2014 16:14
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I think that's a standard satellite receiver and not a Freeview approved box. Being a television receiver doesn't mean it can play all media files and many can't play any at all.

Maybe you could try hooking up a laptop to your TV?

The Freeview satellite service isn't available in HD so if you're in the Freeview terrestrial UHF broadcast area you'd need a terrestrial receiver to put HD on your TV if it supports HD.

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  Reply # 1125158 9-Sep-2014 16:25
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nogeek999: Freeview Box Brand is Strong SRT4300E/SRT4304E

According to these

it looks like the box supports videos in AVI, VOB, MPG, DAT

You could try changing the file extension to MPG, but given that this is a MPEG2 satellite receiver, its unlikely that it will have the horsepower to do MP4, best reencode your file into either MPG (2) or AVI with something like Handbrake.

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