Originally Posted by cheer
On the flipside, the AVCHD (m2ts) files will NOT, it seems, play via USB. At least, I tried this (putting a single folder created with that utility you recommended) in the root of the drive; I also tried putting the AVCHD folder within a "private" folder off the root. Neither worked, and the manual states that AVCHD works via SD Card slot but not via USB.
So...that's kind of a bummer. Stuck with SD Xvid, I guess.
True, you can not play AVCHD files through the USB. But, if you use the MultiAVCHD program that I mentioned to convert you HD files to AVCHD you can put them onto an SD card and play them with the BD85 in full 1080p HD and Surround Sound (AC3 or DTS)!!!! Here are the few quick steps that I do to get a playable HD file on my BD85.
(First I set the "Destination path:" of MultiAVCHD to c:\\multiAVCHD\\AVCHD\\ (found at the bottom left of the MultiAVCHD window), You could set it whatever you would like, but I just do this for simplicity)
1. Open MultiAVCHD
2. Click the "Add video files" button on the top left, and add the file that I want
3. Click "Start" on the bottom right of the window
4. Choose the "Panasonic Blu-ray players" as the destination media on the pop-up window
5. Then wait for the conversion
I then take the AVCHD folder that it created (since that's what I set the destination path as), and drag that into a folder named PRIVATE on my SD card... Therefore giving the
X:\\PRIVATE\\AVCHD\\BDMV\\STREAM\\ as previously stated...
Then just put the SD card in the BD85 and it should play!
Hope that helps... Let me know if you're still having troubles.
All the best...