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USB Flash Drive won't play on DVD player

by chook29 / March 10, 2008 2:20 AM PDT

I can't find anything anywhere that addresses what might be only my problem apparently. I bought an 8GB flash drive (Intenso) that I have returned for a different brand, now CnMemory, also 8GB. Neither will play on my Mustek MP70B DVD player. However I do have a 1GB MP3 player that will play an .avi movie (or music, jpg, etc.), but neither of the others will play anything. In fact when it tries to read it, it powers off, comes back on, and powers off continually in a cycle.

I have not found anywhere that portable DVD players can't handle 8GB flash drives. The drives are formatted to FAT32, not NTFS, which I know they can't read. If there is any sort of compatibility issue, I can't find it. All are 2.0, FAT32, and the only difference is 8 instead of 1 GB.

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by chook29 / March 10, 2008 2:23 AM PDT

I should include that I tried playing the exact same file on both the 1 and 8 GB flash drives, as well as on a DVD. The same file will play on all except the new 8GB drive.

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Just FYI
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 2:38 AM PDT

The same issues you find with over 2GB SD cards apply here where your products need testing and possible updates to handle the new jumbo size devices. You can ask all over but to get this fixed you need to go back to the makers of that device.


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Thank you
by chook29 / March 10, 2008 3:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Just FYI

Thank you for the advice, but you weren't clear on which manufacturer, the DVD player or the USB flash drive?

Also, regardless of which it is, can I update it to work?

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Most likely Mustek
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 4:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

If there is a fix for this it will be from Mustek. I don't expect you to find a fix from anyone else.

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by chook29 / March 10, 2008 5:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Most likely Mustek

You might as well have told me to throw all of it in a river. My experience with Mustek service is to tell you to never buy Mustek if you want service. The most worthless website I have ever seen.

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I wish there was a fix for us.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 6:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Ummm

The Mustek device (just like all of those) have "code" that reads the usb memory stick and you proved it (the Mustek) didn't work with it. The fix is going to be a change in the code in that device or you should try smaller USB sticks.

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