I got this LG DN898 Home DVD Player and it comes with a USB port. It says it can play avi, mpg, MP3 and mpeg files. So far I only got it to work with a flash drive. It will play MP3 files just fine. But I tried to load a AVI file on the flash drive and it says it a non supported file. Although it does show the title of the file. On the on screen menu. It just won’t play it. If I burn them to disc. It will play them just fine. I don’t understand why it won’t play the files. From the USB port flash drive. Even though they show up on the On Screen menu.
Here’s what it says for file requirements.
MPEG4 File Requirement
This unit does not support DivX files
The MPEG4 file compatibility for this player is limited follows:
Available resolution size 720x576 [H x W] pixel
The file names of MPEG4 and sub titles are limited to 20 characters
MPEG4 file extensions “AVI” “MPG” “MPEG”
Playable MPEG4 subtitles: SubRip [ .srt / .txt ] SAMI [.smi ]
SubStation Alpha [ .ssa/ .txt] MicroDVD [ .sub/ .txt] SubViewer 2.0 [ .sub/ .txt ] TMPlayer [ .txt ] DVD Subtitle System [ .txt ]
Playable Audio Formats: “Dolby Digital” “DTS” “PCM” “MP3” “WMA”
Sampling Frequency: Within 8-48 kHz . Within 22-48 kHz [WMA]
Bitrate: Within 8 - 320 kbps , 32 - 256 kbps [WMA] , less than 6Mbps
CD-R/RW , DVD±R/RW Format ISO 9660
Maximum Files/Disc: Less than 650 [Total number of files and folders]
I’m not much of a video guru when it comes to disecting video files. So I really don’t understand what all that means. I’ve tried a couple of different AVI files on the flash drive. And they just won’t play. Here’s the AVI properties of one of the files I tried.
Bit Rate: 55 kbps
Audio Format: MPEG Layer-3
Frame Rate: 29 fps
Data Rate: 801 kbps
So does anyone know what’s going on here? Because I’m not sure what type of AVI files this thing will play.