BDP-83 Media Files FAQ

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These are the actual file name extensions the player can read. For example, the player will see and display a file called ''abc.jpg'', but if you rename it to ''jpg.abc'' it will become invisible to the player and you will not be able to display it. ".abc" is not a supported file name extension. It is important to note that many of these filetypes are ''container'' formats, which means that they can contain a variety of codecs, not all of which are supported.
 
These are the actual file name extensions the player can read. For example, the player will see and display a file called ''abc.jpg'', but if you rename it to ''jpg.abc'' it will become invisible to the player and you will not be able to display it. ".abc" is not a supported file name extension. It is important to note that many of these filetypes are ''container'' formats, which means that they can contain a variety of codecs, not all of which are supported.
  
These file types are currently supported:
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'''Video Files'''
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center; width: auto"
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|- style="background:#e0e0e0;"
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! Format Name
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! File Extension
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! Limits
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! Disc playback?
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! USB/eSata playback?
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! *DLNA playback?
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|-
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! AVI
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| .avi
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! MKV
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| .mkv
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| Limited support for L5.1 and above
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! DIVX
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| .divx
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! XVID
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| .avi
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! MPEG
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| .mpg, .mpeg
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! DAT
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| .dat
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! VOB
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| .vob
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! AVCHD
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| /AVCHD
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! TS
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| .ts
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|
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| No
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| No
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| Yes
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|-
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! MPEG-PS
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| .mpg
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! MTS
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| .mts
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|
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| No
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| No
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| Yes
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|-
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! M2TS / M2T
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| .m2ts, .m2t
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|
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| No
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| No
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| Yes
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|}
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'''Audio Files'''
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center; width: auto"
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|- style="background:#e0e0e0;"
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! Format Name
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! File Extension
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! Audio Codec
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! Audio bitrate limit
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! Disc playback?
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! USB/eSata playback?
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! *DLNA playback?
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|-
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! MP3
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| .mp3
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| MP1, MP2, MP3
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| Bitrate: 8Kbps ~ 320Kbps <br>Support MP3 ID3 tag information
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! WMA
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| .wma
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| Windows Media Audio 7, 8, 9
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| Sample rate: 32K, 44.1K, 48K  <br>Bitrate: 32Kbps ~ 192Kbps
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! LPCM
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| .pcm
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|
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|
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| No
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| No
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| Yes
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|-
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! MKA
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| .mka
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| MP2, MP3, AC3, <br>AAC, DTS, PCM, WMA
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|
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|}
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'''Image Files'''
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center; width: auto"
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|- style="background:#e0e0e0;"
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! Format Name
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! File Extension
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! Disc playback?
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! USB/eSata playback?
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! *DLNA playback?
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|-
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! JPEG
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| .jpg
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! PNG
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| .png
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|-
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! GIF
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| .gif
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! Active GIF
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| .gif
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! Picture CD
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| ./
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| Yes
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| No
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| No
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|}
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'''Subtitle Files'''
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{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" style="font-size: 100%; text-align: center; width: auto"
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|- style="background:#e0e0e0;"
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! Format Name
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! Limit
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! Disc playback?
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! USB/eSata playback?
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! *DLNA playback?
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|-
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! srt <br>sub <br>txt <br>smi <br>ssa <br>ass <br>idx+sub
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| No support for Unicode and UTF-8 codec
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|-
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! More details
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| .mpeg and .mpg video files cannot load idx+sub subtitle  <br>Cannot support external subtitles via DLNA  <br>The subtitle support also depends on the DLNA server's capability
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|
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|
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|
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|}
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''' * DLNA playback also depends on the DLNA server's capability.'''
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* avi
 
* divx
 
* gif
 
* jpg
 
* mka
 
* mkv
 
* mp3
 
* mpg
 
* png
 
* vob
 
* wma
 
  
 
These file types are '''not''' currently supported:
 
These file types are '''not''' currently supported:
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* [http://fatsort.berlios.de/ fatsort] (Linux)
 
* [http://fatsort.berlios.de/ fatsort] (Linux)
* [http://www.jetman.dircon.co.uk/software/foldersort.html foldersort] (windows)
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* Foldersort] (windows)
  
 
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== Large file sizes (above 4Gb)? ==
 
== Large file sizes (above 4Gb)? ==
Are there any plans, such as via a firmware upgrade, to support a filesystem (such as NTFS, or UFS, or EXT2 -- anything) in your USB-readers, that would allow files larger than 4Gb? Some of our HD travel videos are very big and I'm loath to cut them. This is also the single [http://www.amazon.com/review/R3BSITJ6ABCWJV/zhopa negative point] among Amazon's reviews of your players...
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Are there any plans, such as via a firmware upgrade, to support a filesystem (such as NTFS, or UFS, or EXT2 -- anything) in your USB-readers, that would allow files larger than 4Gb? Some of our HD travel videos are very big and I'm loath cut them. This is also the single [http://www.amazon.com/review/R3BSITJ6ABCWJV/zhopa negative point] among Amazon's reviews of your players...
  
 
It is my understanding, that your players run some sort of Unix inside (Linux? BSD?), so it ''should'' already be possible to use something better than [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT32#FAT32 FAT] on the USB-media. Can you, please, confirm this?
 
It is my understanding, that your players run some sort of Unix inside (Linux? BSD?), so it ''should'' already be possible to use something better than [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT32#FAT32 FAT] on the USB-media. Can you, please, confirm this?
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Player uses a mini-OS shell for higher functions which are proprietary to our own operation. Player does not have a full OS required for emulation of Unix functions such as NTFS formatting. This is a limitation of the design of the player and can't be adjusted through a future firmware release.
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The way around this limitation is to use DLNA streaming. Your host device is responsible for filesystem compatibility - Nathaniel Plain
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: Of course, formatting and ''writing'' NTFS is not easy, but simply ''reading'' an already existing NTFS can not be very hard...
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:What DLNA-servers have you tested against? I already have [http://mediatomb.cc MediaTomb] configured (used to stream to an Archos-5 player as well as to a Windows computer), but my Sony Bravia TV, for example, refuses to work with it... Will your devices fare any better?
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:Thanks for the quick response. ''Mikhail''

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