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usb stick non-playable on Dvd-player


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After having trouble getting my 115 Gb exfat usb thumbstick playing on my LG Dvd player, I tried formatting it ( Cmd.exe / Diskpart ) with ntfs but no luck, (wouldnt show up anyway)... then i (foolishly) tried formatting as fat32 and ended up with under 2 Gb. Is there any method that will bring back my Gbs and make it visible on my Dvd-player?   

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What will the DVD player accept?  Most of the USB Thumb drives up to 64GB come factory-formatted as FAT32 but Windows can't do that, has a limit of 32GB with a single-file-size of 4GB, I have gotten into the 128GB or larger yet.  Many devices not built for Windows can't work with NTFS.  If wanting to change the format of a drive I use either the downloaded GPARTED .iso file used as the Source to create the bootable LiveCD or on a Linux machine use that .iso file as the Source for the built-in USB Image Writer, it can do FAT32 much larger, I've done a 500GB HDD.  There may still be limits but depends upon the DVD player, neither of mine can play anything but DVDs.

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19 hours ago, Berton said:

What will the DVD player accept?  Most of the USB Thumb drives up to 64GB come factory-formatted as FAT32 but Windows can't do that, has a limit of 32GB with a single-file-size of 4GB, I have gotten into the 128GB or larger yet.  Many devices not built for Windows can't work with NTFS.  If wanting to change the format of a drive I use either the downloaded GPARTED .iso file used as the Source to create the bootable LiveCD or on a Linux machine use that .iso file as the Source for the built-in USB Image Writer, it can do FAT32 much larger, I've done a 500GB HDD.  There may still be limits but depends upon the DVD player, neither of mine can play anything but DVDs.

I solved this by formatting as NTSC with win 10s own format tool (which is strange, i always thought that NTSC was reserved for OSs like win10)… then i converted videos as MOV (Quicktime), and voila! I can play “all” files. Exception is some Netflix series which may have some sort of “intended bugs” that wont let me play them. Thanks for your opinion 🙂

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