I just bought a BD-P1600 as my first Blu-ray player. I specifically bought it because it said it supported playing video files from USB, and because Samsung touts AVCHD support, which I figured would perfectly complement my new Sony HDR-CX520V camcorder.
I've got the latest firmware update, 2.04. I've got it hard-wired into my home network, and the update came down the first time I turned on the unit. I do not have anything plugged into the rear USB slot, and I'm using a brand-new 4GB thumbdrive formatted FAT32 in the USB front slot.
I've tried putting mpg, m4v, m2ts, avi and divx files of varying bitrates and codecs on the USB drive, but I'm having no luck at all. I can play mp3 and jpg files from USB, so obviously the drive is being recognized and read by the BD-P1600, but the video files don't even show up. The player just tells me "no files are found" or something to that effect when I choose the "Video" menu option.
I see people saying they've got this working, but I sure can't see how. I am pretty technical, and I'm usually the one people come to when they can't figure this stuff out. But I'll admit it, I'm completely stumped at this point.
Could someone possibly post a short video file that does work on their BD-P1600, simply so that I can test it on mine? Perhaps I've got a faulty unit or something. Seems unlikely, but I'm just thoroughly confused.
I'm especially motivated to get my AVCHD (m2ts) files to play. If I need to convert them to another format for viewing, I'm open to doing so, but so far I can't play any format whatsoever. Otherwise, I'd probably be better off just getting a PS3, which can stream raw m2ts files from a network share. I love the Samsung, but I'm probably not keeping it if I can't get this working.