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Playing Video files via USB on LCD TV's

by Zullun / March 29, 2012 1:28 AM PDT

I'm looking for a way to hook up my LCD TV and play looping video movie files via my USB port. I want to use this as a presentation tool so that I can just load a file and let it play continuously until I upload a different movie file. Is there an inexpensive device to do this with, short of using a PC?

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Many permutations- we need more info
by Pepe7 / March 29, 2012 5:11 AM PDT

The main problem is, all LCDs don't support this feature, and the ones that do supposedly, only support certain file types/sizes/codecs/hard drive or USB drive sizes. That part's a little bit of trial and error, especially depending on which LCD HDTV you actually are working with. What's your proficiency for this kind of thing?

I find a cheap DVD player to be the best option for compatibility if you are somewhat unfamiliar with files types/codecs/etc. Burn your video files to a blank DVD using a reliable free software such as DVD FLick-

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Don't be fooled ....
by Make America Great Again / May 16, 2016 7:17 AM PDT

I have the same issue... I want to use an endless loop video from a USB connected to the HDTV but not all TV's recognize video formats ... they all have the USB plug but they will read only
picture files like a .jpg which is a grave disappointment ... I was going to do a chromecast loop but i rather not ... I like the idea of getting my source video from a USB .. now I need a TV that can do that and also has a cheap price ...

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