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January 27, 2012 3:53:55 PM

How do I download music from my harddrive to a memory stick and be able to play on device with usb port?

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January 27, 2012 8:05:56 PM

Plug in the USB stick, navigate to where your music files are, copy them over to the USB drive. As long as they are in a format that the other device can read, it will play them.
January 27, 2012 9:39:27 PM

Thank you. I now have the music on the usb stick, but the format must be wrong because the usb port on my tv wont accept it. How do I change the format?
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January 28, 2012 7:01:26 PM

Umm, Nick, that depends on your TV. Does the manual describe what types of music files (.mp3, .wma, .whatever) are needed and what filesystem has to be on the stick (FAT32, NTFS, something exotic)?
January 28, 2012 8:46:29 PM

WyomingKnott said:
Umm, Nick, that depends on your TV. Does the manual describe what types of music files (.mp3, .wma, .whatever) are needed and what filesystem has to be on the stick (FAT32, NTFS, something exotic)?

Wyoming, thanks for your response. I,m afraid I dont have the manual you mention. Strange thing is, movies play fine from the same type of memory stick.
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January 28, 2012 11:15:08 PM

Well, that seems to mean that the filesystem is OK. Either the TV doesn't play music files, or the music files are the wrong type. Can you post the make/model of TV (usually model is on the back)?

What kind of music files? Are these DRM-free, Itunes, CD rips, or what? If it's music with DRM like Itunes or the like, then they aren't going to play on a device that doesn't have compatible security.
January 29, 2012 8:55:18 PM

WyomingKnott said:
Well, that seems to mean that the filesystem is OK. Either the TV doesn't play music files, or the music files are the wrong type. Can you post the make/model of TV (usually model is on the back)?

What kind of music files? Are these DRM-free, Itunes, CD rips, or what? If it's music with DRM like Itunes or the like, then they aren't going to play on a device that doesn't have compatible security.

The make of the TV is Technika. The music on the stick is downloaded from my PC from CDs.
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January 30, 2012 4:24:35 PM

nickthegnome said:
The make of the TV is Technika. The music on the stick is downloaded from my PC from CDs.


What's the file extensions on the music files? Did you copy and convert the music files or just copy them off the CD as is? When the TV is used to look at the drive, does it see the music? Do you get any error message?

You should be able to find the manual online from the vendor that will tell you exactly what files your TV can play. You also want to make sure that even if the file is the right type, there are often different options you can use when encoding the file, and some of those options the TV may not be able to decode.

Like a simple mp3 audio file, you can have all sorts of bit-rates, tons of other options, not all players can play all files even though it's the same basic file type.
January 30, 2012 7:29:25 PM

hang-the-9 said:
What's the file extensions on the music files? Did you copy and convert the music files or just copy them off the CD as is? When the TV is used to look at the drive, does it see the music? Do you get any error message?

You should be able to find the manual online from the vendor that will tell you exactly what files your TV can play. You also want to make sure that even if the file is the right type, there are often different options you can use when encoding the file, and some of those options the TV may not be able to decode.

Like a simple mp3 audio file, you can have all sorts of bit-rates, tons of other options, not all players can play all files even though it's the same basic file type.

Yes I do get an error message. It says "Unsupported File". Also, titles of the CDs appear, but when I scroll onto them, the US appears.
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January 30, 2012 7:39:18 PM

So what file format is the music in?
January 30, 2012 7:49:22 PM

hang-the-9 said:
So what file format is the music in?

Sorry but i'm anovice at this. Don't know the file format. How do I find it?
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January 30, 2012 8:11:43 PM

File extension. .WAV, .MP3 etc... You should also explain how you got the music from the disk to the usb stick, that will get us some more clues.

And find a manual for your TV to find out what formats it supports.
January 30, 2012 9:11:32 PM

hang-the-9 said:
File extension. .WAV, .MP3 etc... You should also explain how you got the music from the disk to the usb stick, that will get us some more clues.

And find a manual for your TV to find out what formats it supports.

Format is FAT32. The music on the stick has been downloaded from my PC from CDs.
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January 30, 2012 9:17:19 PM

nickthegnome said:
Format is FAT32. The music on the stick has been downloaded from my PC from CDs.


That's the file system format of the USB drive, not the file format of the music files. Need that. What's the extension of the files?

We already know the music went to PC from CDs, need to know how that was done, what program and options were used.
January 30, 2012 9:31:33 PM

hang-the-9 said:
That's the file system format of the USB drive, not the file format of the music files. Need that. What's the extension of the files?

We already know the music went to PC from CDs, need to know how that was done, what program and options were used.

Windows Media Player
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January 30, 2012 9:38:05 PM

nickthegnome said:
Windows Media Player


Getting closer, still need to know what file extension the files have.

And this all will be pretty useless unless you find the manual for the TV and find out what it can play in the first place.

Then once you do that, you will know what format you can import the disks at.
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