Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Looking for a DVD which plays MP4, AVI, has a USB port and plays NTSC


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25-10-2012, 22:33
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23

Thought it was about time to get a new DVD player, having looked at a few cant quite decide, does anyone have any recommendations as I would like one which has a USB port and supports all types of Media files ie MP4, AVI and also plays American format DVDs as well as PAL?

Quite like the look of this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-SD20...1191420&sr=1-2

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Elec...r/Product.html
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 26-10-2012, 08:46
ironjade
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London
Posts: 8,229
My Toshiba DVD player did all of the above but the picture quality from a USB drive wasn't very good and there were limits to the drive and file size. My LG Blu-Ray player does all of the above brilliantly with no restrictions so maybe you should try Blu-Ray instead of DVD.
ironjade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-10-2012, 10:41
call100
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,378
A PS3 does all that, I think.....And you gain a blu-ray player!!
call100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-10-2012, 10:50
fmradiotuner1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: TheEssexSunshineCoast Clacton
Posts: 12,739
I would have said PS3 to but it does cost a lot more.
fmradiotuner1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-10-2012, 00:22
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
My Toshiba DVD player did all of the above but the picture quality from a USB drive wasn't very good and there were limits to the drive and file size. My LG Blu-Ray player does all of the above brilliantly with no restrictions so maybe you should try Blu-Ray instead of DVD.
Basically I am not sure what to get. I just want either a Blu-Ray or a DVD player or a PS3?

The main reason I want it for is not for playing any games, just to use to burn videos and pics onto a USB Flash drive and then watch on TV. Also for playing movies from US and UK formats. Not bothered about HD or anything.

Still not sure which to get?
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-10-2012, 00:32
Lesnar
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 507
If you are not going to be able to watch HD .mkv files or other files in 720p or 1080p do you need an DVD player that can read NTFS?

You only need NTFS if a file is going to be over 4GB.

Also for the price difference you would be better buying a blu ray player that can play all HD video files, DVD's and Blu Rays.

A Blu Ray player that can do all you want will not be much money.

This will do all you want: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-BDPS185...s=home-theater (It is not a 3D blu ray player and wifi is not built in but for just putting files on a USB flash drive and putting it into the USB port on the player it will play pretty much all file formats including .mp4 and it is NTFS compatible for large HD files.) I am not 100% sure whether it can be made multi region easily, make sure if you are interested in it you do some online research about how to make it multi region for DVDs.

EDIT: Misread NTSC as NTFS.

Also BOTH the DVD players you have linked to in your opening post do NOT play .mp4 files.

Do you have a HDTV?
Lesnar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-10-2012, 03:04
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
if you are not going to be able to watch HD .mkv files or other files in 720p or 1080p do you need an DVD player that can read NTFS?
Well I have a few DVDs that are in American format so I think probably do need a Blue-ray or a DVD player that reads NTFS??

Also for the price difference you would be better buying a blu ray player that can play all HD video files, DVD's and Blu Rays.
Even though my TV is not HD ready? nor are any of my DVDs?

A Blu Ray player that can do all you want will not be much money.
So long as it plays MP4 formats, AVIs and can play my USB Flash drive with my Movies and Photos on which are in MP4 and AVI and Pics in JPEG and it will play American format DVDs then you say all I need is a Blu Ray?

So this one will do all of what I need?
Is there one thats maybe less expensive that will do all I need?

Do you have a HDTV?
[/quote]

Nope and it weights a ton!!

I am about to buy a USB flash drive and I have about 80 hours worth of videos on my PC, what GB Flash Drive do you think would be best?

I was looking at this one?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Tec...1291747&sr=1-3

Would this one work for getting my Video files from my PC onto that and then straight into a Blue Ray? Or can you recommend another Flash Drive?

Thanks for your help!!
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-10-2012, 10:56
fmradiotuner1
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: TheEssexSunshineCoast Clacton
Posts: 12,739
I think you might need a multi region player if playing US DVDs
I don't know but this might do that

http://www.hispek.com/sony/blu-ray-p...=BDPS185BUNHIM

?

Edit

It looks like the same one as above but maybe been upgraded to multi region which means it can cost more.
fmradiotuner1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-10-2012, 01:31
Lesnar
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 507
To the OP, lets take it one step at a time.

Does your current TV have any HDMI ports? If yes, how many are currently free? (I am assuming you do not because you claim you do not have a high definition television, IF you do not have a high definition television then do NOT buy a blu ray player as you will not be able to connect the blu ray player to a non-HD television set).

If you try and play a HD file on a non-HD television you will not be able to watch the file in HD.

It looks like this:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/pr...11706_hdmi.jpg

Ignore the number "2" in the pic, do you have a HDMI port like the one in the pic?

EDIT: It MAY be possible to connect a blu ray player to a non-HD TV but it is not worth it for the price difference.

Most mainstream video media files these days are in HD file formats. Video file sizes are increasing and using different codecs due to high definition.
Lesnar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 03:47
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Does your current TV have any HDMI ports?
I dont think so no.

If yes, how many are currently free? (I am assuming you do not because you claim you do not have a high definition television, IF you do not have a high definition television then do NOT buy a blu ray player as you will not be able to connect the blu ray player to a non-HD television set).
If you try and play a HD file on a non-HD television you will not be able to watch the file in HD.

It looks like this:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/pr...11706_hdmi.jpg

Ignore the number "2" in the pic, do you have a HDMI port like the one in the pic?

EDIT: It MAY be possible to connect a blu ray player to a non-HD TV but it is not worth it for the price difference.
So what do you suggest I possibly buy?
The main reason I want it for is not for playing any games, just to use to burn videos and pics onto a USB Flash drive and then watch on TV. Also for playing movies from US and UK formats. Not bothered about HD or anything.

I was looking at this, would this do what I need or am I paying more for what I actually need?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9368262.htm?CMPID=GS001&_%24ja%3Dkw%3A{keyword}%7Ccgn%3Apla%7C%7C9368262%7Ctsid%3A11677%7Ccn%3Apla%7C%7C9368262%7Cmt%3A{MatchType}%7Ccrid%3A14542145259
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2012, 20:00
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
I was also looking at this one

SONY DVPSR760HB.CEK DVD Player

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/sony-dv...72098-pdt.html

But I am not sure if it would work? ie if it would play all different types of formats of video files on my USB Flash drive? ie AVI, MP4 etc???
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 05:33
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Well I went with this dvd player

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-SD20...5289997&sr=8-2

I added my video files which to a USB disk which was this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/iBoutique%C2...5290165&sr=1-1

and plugged it into the DVD player but it said unsupported USB.

So I bought another USB and put my video files on this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Gen...5290261&sr=1-3

and the DVD player said when I clicked on play for the videos "NOT ALLOWED AT THE MOMENT" the pictures and the other documents work fine though....but whys it saying this about the videos and how do I fix it, does anyone maybe know please.

I burned the same VIDEO files to a DVD and it recognized and played them with no issues, so it isn't the files I dont think.

my USB FLash drive is FAT32 for the kingston and the iBoutique is exfat.

The iBoutique will allow me to format to NTFS DEFAULT.

The kingston will allow me to format it to a NTFS OR EXFAT.

mY VIDEO FILES are MPG AND VOB
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 07:35
misar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 249
Well I went with this dvd player

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-SD20...5289997&sr=8-2

I added my video files which to a USB disk which was this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/iBoutique%C2...5290165&sr=1-1

and plugged it into the DVD player but it said unsupported USB.

So I bought another USB and put my video files on this one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Gen...5290261&sr=1-3

and the DVD player said when I clicked on play for the videos "NOT ALLOWED AT THE MOMENT" the pictures and the other documents work fine though....but whys it saying this about the videos and how do I fix it, does anyone maybe know please.

I burned the same VIDEO files to a DVD and it recognized and played them with no issues, so it isn't the files I dont think.

my USB FLash drive is FAT32 for the kingston and the iBoutique is exfat.

The iBoutique will allow me to format to NTFS DEFAULT.

The kingston will allow me to format it to a NTFS OR EXFAT.

mY VIDEO FILES are MPG AND VOB
Try reading the manual:

 It only supports FAT format (FAT 12/16/32). It does
not support NTFS.

 The maximum USB flash memory capacity
supported is according to FAT32 file system
specification. It cannot playback files whose file size
exceed the FAT 32 file system specification.

 You can play or view the data files (JPEG, DivX and
MP3) in the USB flash memory.
misar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 16:41
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
I dotn suppose anyone knows any kind of DVD player or media player which would accept my 64GB iBoutique exfat and also play my video files which are MPG AND VOB and WMP and MP4 and AVI?
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 20:25
ironjade
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London
Posts: 8,229
I dotn suppose anyone knows any kind of DVD player or media player which would accept my 64GB iBoutique exfat and also play my video files which are MPG AND VOB and WMP and MP4 and AVI?
Several people have already suggested Blu-ray rather than DVD. I'd listen to them.
Check out LG. Mine plays just about everything useful apart from .mov and .asf (although it's supposed to play .asf, it won't).
ironjade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2012, 20:54
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
OK thanks so do you think this item here

Sony BDPS185B.CEK SMART internet enabled Blu-ray Player

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-BDPS185...s=home-theater

Would that work with my USB Flash Driver iBoutique exfat 64GB. and play the video files in the format of MPG, VOB, WMP, MP4 and AVI.

My TV only has a scart socket. Would this product work with that? or would I need some kind of adaptor?

Any help greatly appreciated
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2012, 22:17
ironjade
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London
Posts: 8,229
I may be wrong but I don't think Blu-ray players have SCART sockets because they can't deliver HD.
My LG Blu-Ray only has HDMI.
My DVD player plays various file formats but the picture quality sucks and there are size restrictions on both the external drive and the files thereon.
ironjade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2012, 22:34
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Hmm Im not sure, I dont know anything about them. I wish there was some way I could know if a blue ray player did the things I need it too??
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-12-2012, 23:30
call100
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,378
Hmm Im not sure, I dont know anything about them. I wish there was some way I could know if a blue ray player did the things I need it too??
Best buy a new TV and Bluray package, otherwise, forget it..
call100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2012, 19:21
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
If you are not going to be able to watch HD .mkv files or other files in 720p or 1080p do you need an DVD player that can read NTFS?

You only need NTFS if a file is going to be over 4GB.

Also for the price difference you would be better buying a blu ray player that can play all HD video files, DVD's and Blu Rays.

A Blu Ray player that can do all you want will not be much money.

This will do all you want: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-BDPS185...s=home-theater (It is not a 3D blu ray player and wifi is not built in but for just putting files on a USB flash drive and putting it into the USB port on the player it will play pretty much all file formats including .mp4 and it is NTFS compatible for large HD files.) I am not 100% sure whether it can be made multi region easily, make sure if you are interested in it you do some online research about how to make it multi region for DVDs.

EDIT: Misread NTSC as NTFS.

Also BOTH the DVD players you have linked to in your opening post do NOT play .mp4 files.

Do you have a HDTV?
Thanks I think I will go with this one, but I am not sure if it will accept an EXFAT USB Flash Drive?

Does anyone know of a 64GB USB Flash Drive with is FAT32 or NTFS, as none on amazon say if they are EXFAT, FAT32 or NTFS??

It looks like the Blue ray player you suggested will only support

It will support:-
AVC-HD
JPEG
GIF
PNG
XviD (.avi)
WMV9 (.wmv, .asf)
MPEG-4 AVC (.mkv, .m4v, .m2ts, .mts)
AAC (.m4a)

Where as my Video files are in the format of MPG, VOB, WMP, MP4 and AVI
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2012, 19:54
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Is there ANY thing at all, any kind of Blue ray or media player that will allow me to watch my Movies on my TV using a USB EXFAT 64GB with my Video files in the format of MPG, VOB, WMP, MP4 and AVI
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2012, 19:22
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
anyone any ideas?
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2012, 20:54
misar
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 249
anyone any ideas?
Yes, do some Internet research and this will answer all your questions. You have kept this thread going for almost 2 months and wasted money on unsuitable devices w/o understanding the two key issues.

1. The USB drive format. Virtually no media devices (DVD, Bluray, TV, etc) read EXFAT drives. In fact very few USB or SD devices are available formatted with EXFAT. This format was designed by Microsoft to allow >4GB files to be used on flash drives which do not work well with NTFS. You would be better off to buy a small 2.5" USB external drive which you can format to NTFS with your PC. Just make sure you buy a player which reads NTFS USB drives.

2. The required "file formats" you list are not formats but extensions. The formats (video and audio) often differ for files with the same extension. The table you quoted from the Sony Bluray manual illustrates this. You will be very lucky to find a Bluray (or DVD) which correctly plays all the files you want. The solution is to find the best you can then use your PC to convert any remaining files to a format which works on the player you purchased.
misar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2012, 00:46
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
OK thanks, maybe if I get a USB flash drive that is 64GB FAT32 or NTFS and then find a Blueray or a Media play that will play a FAT32 or NTFS then would that work?

Or if I convert my 64GB usb flash to NTFS DEFAULT format and then play on a blueray player, would that work?
books is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-12-2012, 19:58
books
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Does anyone know if its possible to get a 64GB USB flash drive in fat32 or NTFL format? Ive searched google and called many places but no one knows?
books is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:59.