Designer Habitat HD Media Box won't recognise files on external hard drive

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  1. rpsmall

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    I recently bought a designer habitat hd media box and although it recognises my external hard drive it says that there are no files on it although there are over 200 mp4 files. Can anyone shed any light on this?
     
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    Is hard drive NTFS or FAT32?

    Try an avi file or rencode
     
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    Try converting one or two to MKV.
     
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    It is formatted to Mac OS (journaled) would it be better for me to reformat it to Fat 32?
     
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    Try it. No files over 4GB with FAT32
     
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    Probably only FAT32 and NTFS are supported on such a low box, the only player with a similar name I can find is the Designer Habitat Nano and that uses the ancient Boxchip F10 so no Apple file system support there.

    If your not keen on reformatting the drive dor Apple HFS+ support you should be looking at WDTV Live or Lacie players.
     

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