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USB stick freeze 49UB850V

by leeabf9 / October 20, 2014 7:18 AM PDT

Whenever I want to watch a downloaded film or programme on my USB stick it freezes no matter what size the file is.
I normally make sure the format is Mp4 so can't see what the problem is. Once it freezes there is no way of getting past it......anyone else with this problem?

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The things about this are
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2014 7:28 AM PDT

1. MP4 is a container. It could hold video, audio this TV can't decode and hang.
2. TVs are still years away from playing it all. For example, some think it plays on the PC so it should on the TV. (nope)

Try transcoding with HANDBRAKE or better yet, demand your supplier tests it on your TV first.

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by leeabf9 / October 20, 2014 7:32 AM PDT

But it's not every time. I've watched plenty of files this way already, why would that be?

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Because MP4 is a container, not an encoding.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2014 7:38 AM PDT
In reply to: but?

Give yourself time to learn about containers, encoding, transcoding and asking that the content supplier supply it ready to use.

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