Advice Needed.....!!


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....I've just returned (to QVC) a Philips 500g Multimedia player... I thought it would do what I wanted - but NO !

I just wanted an easy to use device to transfer files from my PC to my TV ...

It 'says on the tin' both stated on QVC and on the Philips box that it supports MP4 - I've just purchased a Samsung VP-HMX 20c HiDEf video camera and the Philips doesn't even recognise MP4 files... (both in HD and standard SD format) - they just don't show up on the menu (?)

My camera (Casio Exilim) saves in AVI format and although the Philips sees them on its menu it doesnt play them (screen goes blank the back to menu) ?

What a load of @(>'$%!...

I can play Divx - AVI - MPEG - MP4 - and loads more video and audio formats on my PC with no problems - is there some sort of HD/Multimedia device that will do what I want...

(I'm hard wired with 2 PC's linked in my back (work) room) _ I don't really want to go don't suggest transmitter/sender device)

Surely there must a reliable easy to 'plug in and play' box that will play all formats that are playable on a PC and allow me just to plug into my TV and view ???

..Any advice or help most welcome !


Established Member
what you need is one of these KJ Global Ltd. TVIX take your pick, I have the 4000 model and its great, plays everything I throw at it except ipod vids for some reason (but plays all other types of mp4), I just got one with a small hard drive because you can just plug in an external hard drive and it plays all the media files no problem, plus when you connect it to your pc you can just drag and drop to it just like a hard drive. :smashin:


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from ADVID - originator of this thread...

>>>>VLC media player is a free software media player written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various different formats. VLC player (latest version) will not play my Samsung VP-HMX20 HD video camera files (*.MP4 - H.264) - it crashes on opening...

KM - Media Player (which I prefer) plays them OK....


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Run one of your files through mediainfo and post the results. If it will play on the PCH we will be able to tell you.

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