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DrDave
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Registered: ‎10-11-2010
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USB slot, What all can it be used for?

I can't find a lot of info on the USB slot.

 

Can you load a movie on a flash drive and play it on the NS-WBRDVD

 

If yes ,How?

 

Thank you in advance  for any info. 

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mdavej
Posts: 292
Registered: ‎10-27-2009

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

This is one of the hidden gems on this player. It can play, MKV, MTS, Xvid AVI, etc., like players costing much more. Just make sure your flash drive or USB hard drive is formatted FAT32 and no one file exceeds 4GB. A USB hard drive may not work unless it has it's own power supply.

 

Other uses include BD-live storage and loading firmwares.

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DrDave
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-11-2010

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

Thanks for the info.  If I may, I have a few more questions.  

What do you select on the menu to play the flash drive? Or is plug and go?

Do you have to do this without a disc in the unit?  

Anything else I need to do to make this work?

I wonder why they didn't mention anything about this in the owners manual?

 

Thanks again for all the help.

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wizwor
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎05-15-2010

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

When you plug a fat32 formatted device into the usb port, you will see a new item on the menu -- Videos.  When you select Videos, you will see two choices -- USB and Playlist.  Select USB and you will be able to browse your device.  Highlight a video and press enter to reveal a new menu which allows you to play a file or add it to the playlist.  It's as easy as that.  Play the file or add it to a playlist.  You can queue up as many movies as you like as a playlist so you can play all your Bond movies or watch Christmas movies from Thanksgiving to New Years.

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DrDave
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Registered: ‎10-11-2010

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

Thanks for all the help .

 

I had a chance to try it today and it worked just like you said.

 

I still would  like to know why they left that info  out of the owners manual.

You would think they could have used that feature as one of the selling points. 

 

Thanks again

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jimmygalle
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-08-2010

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

Hey, how come the usb drive can not be formated with NTFS because most of my MKV files are above 4gbs. If this can't be done then this is a waste :smileysad:

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jimmygalle
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-08-2010

How come I can't use NTFS for usb??

All of my movies or files are .mkv files which are all over 4gb. How come i cant use ntfs over fat32. If this cannot be done this this is a waste :smileysad:

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Guille-INSG
Posts: 905
Registered: ‎09-15-2010

Re: How come I can't use NTFS for usb??

Hello  jimmygalle,

Welcome to Community@Insignia™!

 

Actually the support over .mkv files is limited. However, here is a thread with very useful information on this subject.

 

 

If it was useful, and you liked it, Kudo it!

Thank you,
Guille
Insignia™ Support Team

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Groovy1969
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Registered: ‎05-17-2011

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

Hey guys, I know I'm a little late with this post but I just now found the USB feature useful.

 

I have a Cruzer 4GB flash drive that my player (NS-WBRDVD) wouldn't recognize until after I deleted the firmware program files from it and turned it into a blank drive.

 

But 4G is limited when I have a bunch of movies.

 

The other day I bought a Western Digital My Book Essential 2 TB external hard drive that runs on its own power (plugged into the wall).  It isn't recognized by my blue-ray player.  I'd love it to be recognized.  I'm guessing that I'd have to figure out how to delete the firmware from it too.  The problem is I already put almost 500Gig of stuff on there and I'd like to fix it without removing it all.  Does anyone have any suggestions and/or success getting it to work?

 

Thanks in advance!

Jim

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mdavej
Posts: 292
Registered: ‎10-27-2009

Re: USB slot, What all can it be used for?

Not sure if you have to wipe the drive or not, but it does have to be formatted FAT32, not XFAT or NTFS. Never tried one that big, so I'm not certain it will work. Changing the file system will wipe out your files, so back it up first.