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Samsung BD-P1600 USB video playback issues

by Sundex23 / May 11, 2010 7:21 AM PDT

Being very happy to be able to use my BD-P1600 as a MKV and DIVX player from an external USB Hard drive, I do have encountered some very annoying bugs/issues. These bugs are all USB video related.

- Pause a MKV or DIVX movie; after 3 minutes the screen goes back to the USB drive index and you have to skip/forward manually to where you paused the movie! Pause is unusable!
- Having paused accidentally for to long (>3 minutes!) fast forwarding is the only solution to go back to where you left off. The maximum speed is 8x which takes still a long time if you want to go to let's say forward an hour. Please ad a 32x speed or skip 5 minutes option please.
- Subtitles; being from the Netherlands I like to watch my movies subtitled (like a lot of countries from Europe). Subtitles (.srt files) are supported and working, but they tend to jump up and down every new line. What I mean is that sometimes 2 lined subs show up at the height of being 3 lines, next they are correct, etc...
- More subtitles; I like to watch my movies on my beamer with big screen, but the font-size for subs is too big! Please ad font-size options to the settings menu
- While we're at it, put some drop shadow behind them, or at least a stroke

I have been reading more user experience these issues. Samsung team, please take these comments in consideration for the new firmware update.

I'm using the BD-P1600, Firmware 2.07, Network, USB Hard drive, HDMI

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Samsung BD-P1600 USB video playback issues
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 11, 2010 3:00 PM PDT


I'll be happy to send this up, however I can't indicate what updates will be implemented in future firmware releases. I appreciate the time you've taken to provide feedback, and I will send this up accordingly.


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Future being the word to remember...
by pauliface / December 4, 2011 12:56 AM PST

A year later and still no firmware to repair these problems! I also have issues with the USB. Not recognising mkv files of 2.7gb (it is fat32 ofcourse) and if the file is around 2gb it lags. Only when i compressed it down to 1-1.3gb it works, and then at times it stops and goes back to the menu. This player is useless, the support from samsung is even worse than the player itself. I am dissapointed as I own mostly samsung equipment. When I move to the USA next year, I will be purchasing panasonic.

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by tigger000005 / May 11, 2010 9:23 PM PDT

A trick I found on the 3600 that may work on the 1600 for when the machine paused to long to resume where you were...

hit play and then when you see the "loading dots" on the bottom right, right away press FF (fastforward...NOT skip) ....when you have a picture (film) hit pause or should be where you last paused

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I can help with one thing
by Remyo / May 12, 2010 6:15 AM PDT
In reply to: ---

Being from the Netherlands and watching anime I can't get any *** subtitles to work even when remuxing the sub stream to a same named .srt. I can solve one problem with skipping, if you just remember the time you left off, press the info button (lower left corner-button) and input the time maually. This solves the search problem since reading at higher speeds (16x, 32x, 64x, 128x) requires faster drives and would cause more problems for most people since not everyone uses an external HDD but a USB drive.

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How do you managed to play movie files through USB?
by djborges / January 13, 2011 9:52 AM PST

As you can see in these links (,, a load of us can not do it. My BD-P1600 has the latest firmware (2.13) and whenever I try to see a movie file through USB I get a "no program is found" message, no matter the file type (mpg, mp4, avi, mkv...). I (and others) are desperate for a solution. You are actually the only person that I read that can do that...

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by spanthegnome / January 26, 2011 5:23 AM PST

I've never gotten mkv to work. Are you reencoding them?

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