A question bout format!!

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  1. Robert 314

    Robert 314 Funster

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    Just purchased a Avtex L217DRS tv. I notice that it has a USB port on the side.
    My question is, I would like to put some of my stored movies which I normally play through VLC, (which accepts multi formats),on a USB pen but I'm not sure what format the movies need to be in to play on my tv.
    I realise that a HDMI cable is an option.
    Also does anyone know of a programme that is downloadable from the internet to convert a movie to the required format?
    Thank you.
    Robert
     
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    I've been getting all my stuff from www.download.com for many years and not had a problem...

    I don't know too much about the TV you have but once you get a program to convert I'd just put one film on the stick and try..?

    Good luck and let us know how you get on as I'll be doing the same thing later in the year....
     
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  3. Enword

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    Sorry but not got a clue :) but have you watched it yet, Pic quality / sound/ viewing angle/ good etc. As I am think about one.
     
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    Hi Robert.

    You need to make sure that the USB device is one that the TV supports and is formatted correctly. This is probably more important than the file type.

    The file type needs to be MP4 (mpeg4) which is a standard format supported by VLC so there's every chance that your movies are already OK. If not there are hundreds of free converters available. Just Google for one.

    Link to the manual: Page 32 explains it in more detail.

    http://www.avtex.co.uk/L187DRandL217DRandL247DRusermanual20130717.pdf
     
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    As above.... MP4...
    I had a 500gb drive full of .avi files, used a free program that did a simple file type name change and made them all .mp4 in seconds :)
     
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    You may run into Codec problems, video files uses various Codec (there are hundreds of them), if a video file won't play on a computer you just download and instal the appropriate Codec, but TV's don't normally have a way of updating their Codecs, to play a video on a TV it must be in exactly the same form the TV will accept.
    In other words can be a right pain in the arse.
     
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  7. Robert 314

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    NickNic....thanks very much for the info. Just downloading the manual.
     
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