portable/external hard drive vs. dvdplayer

  rosti 18:16 31 Oct 08


can you tell if or why not the subject drives co-operate with dvdplayers with USB port?
does it depend on a poweredby type i.e. AC or USB or just a drive type i.e. dedicated media drive?
or is it a dvdplayer problem?

appreciate every single thought.


  Switcher 18:22 31 Oct 08

A USB DVD player usually requires a separate power supply. With those used with a laptop the drive sometimrs uses TWO USB drives

  rosti 19:30 31 Oct 08

let me re-phrase
I plan to get external/portable hard drive to connect it to stand-alone dvdplayer via USB and play my media.
it seems not to work
any ideas

  rosti 19:41 31 Oct 08

thnx beta
but memory stick is SSD
I meant mechanical drives
I look for someone who tried to employ the subject idea

  MCE2K5 19:58 31 Oct 08

"it seems not to work":

Who says?

I've got a 160 gig H/D connected to my DVD Player by usb.

The Drive has to be Formatted to FAT32 to work.

  rosti 19:59 31 Oct 08

is it powered via usb or ac?

  MCE2K5 20:17 31 Oct 08


  woodchip 20:18 31 Oct 08

Only external drives that do not need a separate power supply is a Ex 2.5" Laptop USB drive

  rosti 21:20 31 Oct 08

thanx guys
so we know now that AC powered drive will work
what about usb powered?

woodchip, if i mount laptopdrive into 2.5" casing with usb connection will it work with dvdplayer?
or did i get wrong?

  woodchip 22:18 31 Oct 08

No Idea firt time I have heard of usb into DVD, I would think that it for a Digital Camera to connect to

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