10-11-2010 03:18 PM
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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10-11-2010 04:19 PM
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.
10-11-2010 04:36 PM
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.
10-11-2010 05:20 PM
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.
10-12-2010 09:25 AM
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.
10-15-2010 02:57 PM
05-18-2011 07:52 PM
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!
05-18-2011 08:52 PM
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.