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Playing large media files from Hard Drive on Smart TV

by dmilburn5 / November 27, 2012 10:53 AM PST

Following set up-
MAC OS
1 Terabit Drive (Formatting unsure advice appreciated)

15 GB Media File (Format MKV but can change)

Samsung Smart TV (6700)

Problem-
I'm unable to determine what format the Hard Drive must be to play larger media files on the Smart TV.
FAT32 doesn't allow files larger then 4GB to be transferred.

Formatting to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) allows the file transfer; however TV does not recognise the Drive when connected.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Re: Playing large media files from Hard Drive on Smart TV
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 27, 2012 11:59 PM PST

Hi dmilburn5,

I'd like to be able to help. Could you please provide the complete model code for the TV?

HD Tech

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Complete Model Number
by dmilburn5 / December 4, 2012 1:08 PM PST

Hi there

Complete model number is-

UA55ES6700MXXY

Thank-you.

David

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Re: Complete Model Number
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 5, 2012 1:03 AM PST
In reply to: Complete Model Number

Hi David,

Sorry to do this to you, but just so you know: if you want Samsung support, I support US products and customers. And from what I can tell, this model is for Australia. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)And for compatibility issues like this, It's really best to contact the support for your country as they'll have more details for you. Here's the Samsung Australia portal for support on that product: http://www.samsung.com/au/support/model/UA55ES6700MXXY

I will hint that for our US TVs, they don't like the OS X HFS Plus system file, but they do support FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS. Hope this helps you!

Regards,
HD Tech

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Transfer large files to a PC formatted drive on a Mac
by BanzaiSquid / November 28, 2012 8:26 AM PST
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NTFS format
by cosmonautz / July 28, 2013 6:58 PM PDT

Just format your hard disk in NTFS, you could transfer, and play any file.

Hope it help you!

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Re: NTFS
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 28, 2013 7:41 PM PDT
In reply to: NTFS format

Doesn't work natively on a Mac. You need some (free or not free) add-on to do that.


Kees

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