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post #1 of 3 Old 07-25-2014, 02:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Question regarding media players

Hello chaps,


I have a simple question for all of you tech geniuses: Do these devices allow the playback of .mp4, .flv files on a television? I'm completely new to these things and was thinking about purchasing a Dune if they do.


I apologise for my lack of knowledge. I'm pretty clever when it comes to philosophy, but a complete philistine when it comes to these things.
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Genius? My wife just called me a baboon. Oh well.

Yes, the Dune and others are made for playback on televisions, usually HD TVs via HDMI. The Dune players are among the best stand alone media players but I don't believe they will play flv files although that might have changed. Somebody more knowledgeable may chime in on that subject. I have an older model, a Dune Base 3.0 and it will not play the flv format. It will play MP4 and most other popular containers. Here is a list the newer Dunes will play: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, Blu-ray-ISO, BDMV, DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS.

The Western Digital SMP will play flv files although I have a few it won't play. Now and then you may encounter a file of supported type that will not play, it happens but normally isn't too much of problem.

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Thank you for your reply, Bob!
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