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Panasonic 42GT25 USB flash drive madness!

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Thread Starter 
hi all,

love the TV, but the firmware is maddeningly restrictive. my sandisk cruzer 16GB flash drive wouldn't mount. so, i reformatted it from NTFS to FAT32. still no dice.

i took my old 512MB drive, which is formatted at FAT16. it mounted and showed pictures. tried an AVI file. didn't work.reformatted the AVI as MPEG2 via VLC. still doesn't recognize it. the TV won't even show the file at all in the directory.

has anybody successfully mounted a 16GB drive (formatted as FAT32) and watched a movie using viera tools?

i'm thinking i should just buy a blu-ray player with USB inputs. i'm hoping those will support MKV, AVI, MP4, XVID, etc. plug my cruzer into that, hook the player up to the TV via HDMI and call it a day.

thoughts?

Robby
post #2 of 3
1. What is the complete model number of your GT25?

2. What country are you in?

3. Does the USB input of your particular model support the type of files you're trying to play? (per the manual?)
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Thread Starter 
Hi Randy,

the TV is a Panasonic 42GT25 - 2010 model. i'm in the US. i believe the TV is USB 2.0 - but can only play MPEG1 and MPEG2 (and some other video format that starts with an "A").

the manual doesn't say much about compatibility. i read online that the TV will not recognize NTFS formatting - so i reformatted the drive on my mac as FAT32. but that didn't seem to help.

Robby

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1. What is the complete model number of your GT25?

2. What country are you in?

3. Does the USB input of your particular model support the type of files you're trying to play? (per the manual?)
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