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Post by Pauljeff on Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:38 am

confused3 confused3 i want to record programmes from my tv which records in vfat onto a usb but when I go to play it on my  Avtex tv in the van it says device needs formatting so do that but it erases all recordings,go back to tv and it says the device needs formatting again seem to be going around in circles any advice would be appreciated
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Re: Recording to usb device

Post by boxerman on Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:16 am

I think Nora [Traficlady] has the same issue with her TV.
Does it work if you use a different file format? - .avi, .mov . mp4 etc...

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Re: Recording to usb device

Post by Paulmold on Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:26 am

I had same problem with music I put on a usb. The Avtex needed different format but I simply changed the download to MP3 format off my laptop (not tried recording of tv.). Can you change the download format off your TV?

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Re: Recording to usb device

Post by Traficlady on Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:50 am

We can only record from the TV we will be watching on. Formatting will erase everything. 

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Re: Recording to usb device

Post by -mojo- on Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:19 pm

Generally in situations like this, it's not the format of the file - it's the filesystem itself. The filesystem defines the rules on how data is laid out on the memory device - it doesn't place any limit on the types of file you can store on it (though it may place limits on the filename).

Typically the solution is to find a filesystem that both TV's can work with. More often than not, FAT32 will work, but it depends on the make and model of each TV. The specs (as shown in the owner's manual) will usually say what filesystems are supported.

If you can't find that info, I would start by formatting the USB stick to FAT32 and see if that works. Obviously, as Nora says, you will lose everything on it each time you format it.
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Re: Recording to usb device

Post by boxerman on Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am

Following on from what Mojo has said.
Try copying a program, or part of one from your TV to a usb stick, then plug your usb stick into a PC and take note the file format of the recorded program.
Convert the programme you want to watch to the same format using  WinFF  or similar.
Copy the converted file to the usb stick and see if it will play in the TV.

IMPORTANT BIT - let us know if it works.

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Re: Recording to usb device

Post by Pauljeff Yesterday at 6:18 pm

Haven’t been able to try this as not tech savvy,thought I might try recording to a usb stick in the television that’s in the van whilst on the drive outside my house ,setting the programmes on the television programme guide to record.
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