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Audio Files not playing in TV USB port

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Hari Prahlad

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I have an 8 GB USB Flash/Pen Drive which has some music in the MP3 format. The songs play well when I plug in the pen drive into my laptop; however, when I plug in the same drive into my TV USB port, I get a message saying "unrecognized format.  My TV is a Panasonic Viera. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.


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Above is from the manual

https://www.google.c...ln9lojPtOsIWic6

 

As you can see MP3 is not one of the formats it expects.  You can convert MP3 to MP4 if you really want to go to the trouble.

 

https://onlineconver...mat/mp3-to-mp4/

This was just the first one I found.

You have to upload the MP3 file then once it finishes you download the mp4.  I just tried one to see if it worked.  Apparently you can do multiple files at one time and download them all at one time as a zip.   I'm hard of hearing so can't speak to the quality of the conversion but I was able to play the resulting mp4 file in VLC.  You just get a black screen.  Probably if you look around you can find a way to add still pictures.  This one looks promising tho I haven't tried it:

 

https://www.fileconv...-mp4-converter/

 

 


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