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Windows 7: MKV files to a flash drive?

09 Jan 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do I need to format it differently?
Answer is YES you have to format it to NTFS. I think that was obvious from what mjf said.
I was in the process of posting when you added your post hence I did not see it.

I want to put a 5 gig + movie on a flash drive and play it on a blueray player or through a xbox360. I hope that is descriptive enough.

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09 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I thought that's what you may have wanted to do. If the Blu ray player will only read FAT32 then you cannot do it unless the file is 4GB or less. Even then if the movie had Cinavia piracy protection then it's likely the movie won't play either. I think the Xbox has similar constraints. Of course if you don't own the original blu ray it's illegal in most places.
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09 Jan 2012   #13

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

If you have a video that is encoded to a hard drive or flash drive, why are you asking about playing it on a Blu Ray player? You should be able to simply select the file and have it open it a software player, such as VLC, MPCHC, or ?
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09 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I think many blu ray players now have usb ports and advertise you can play mkv movies. But then you have the constraints mentioned above. Also, just because the blu ray player recognises an mkv container it may not support the codecs within the container.

I agree that you need to looking at streaming from a PC based media center or one of the dedicating ones like WD TV Live.
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