Solved Using external HDD on Panasonic TVs

April 16, 2015 at 10:09:33
Specs: Windows 7
After reading a lot about how to do this around the web I have kept to what Panasonic require to play videos from an external HDD.

Firstly, I have a WD My Passport Ultra 2TB

I formatted the drive completely so it uses FAT32 with a cluster size of 32K.

But to no avail, the TV is recognising the presence of a USB but the Media Player still says "No Device Found"

Any help would be great. Thanks.

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April 16, 2015 at 15:21:18
Is there a limit on hard drive size? I know there is on my TV.

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April 16, 2015 at 15:47:22
Not entirely sure, I've created a partition. It's currently taking a very long time "allocating data area" so will see when that completes.

Right so it now works! Shame my video (avi) don't play very well at all. Is there a better file type to use?

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April 17, 2015 at 05:19:28
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On my TV (Philips) the best result is obtained by using mp4 that offers a higher definition.

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April 17, 2015 at 08:13:37
Just FYI, AVI is not a codec type, it is a container and can use one of dozens of different codecs.

I would go with IVO's suggestion of using MP4. It's mostly the standard these days and offers a great ratio of file size to quality.

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September 21, 2015 at 01:02:46
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