What Media Play Functions Does My USB Port Support?

Last Update date : 2013.09.24

 

There are two versions of Media Play available, Media Play and Media Play (Video). If your television has Media Play, you can use the USB port to view pictures or play music stored on a compatible USB device. If your television has Media Play (Video), you can also view video.

To use Media Play, you need to attach a compatible USB device containing the appropriate files to the USB port on your TV. To see the requirements for a compatible USB device, click here.

To use Media Play, you also need files that meet it's requirements. To see the Media Play requirements for the different media type files, click the type you’re interested in below:

Pictures

Audio

Video

Note: The specifications listed here are generic and apply to almost all compatible models. Please check your owners manual for any other limitations that your television might have.

USB Device Requirements

The USB devices you use with Media Play must comply with the requirements below:

  • The USB device must be a USB Mass Storage Class device (MSC). MSC is a Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport device. Examples of MSC devices are Thumb drives, USB HDD, and Flash Card Readers. USB HUB are not supported
  • The file system you have on your USB device must be either FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS.

Other Considerations

  • Some TVs only support USB devices that have only a 512 byte data block size.
  • Connect a USB HDD to the dedicated USB1(HDD) port. Warning: Do not exceed 1.5 amperes.
  • Certain types of USB Digital camera and audio devices may not be compatible with your TV.
  • Media Play does not support MTP (Media Transfer Protocol).
  • An MSC device supports MP3 and JPEG files, while a PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) device supports JPEG files only. Some TVs do not support PTP devices.
  • If more than 2 PTP devices are connected, you can only use one at a time.
  • If more than one MSC device is connected, some of them may not be recognized. If a device requires high power (more than 500mA or 5V), the USB device may not be supported.
  • Media Play may not recognize USB devices that have their own driver CDs and require you to install these drivers.
  • If an over-power (Fail add new device USB1/USB2 "Power Overload") a warning message will be displayed while you are connecting or using the device. The device might also not be recognized or may malfunction.

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Pictures

The picture files you use with Media Play must meet the following requirements:

  • The files must be in JPEG format. No tif files, .bmp files, etc.
  • The file names must be in English, French, or Spanish.
  • The folder and file names must contain only alphanumeric characters. Media Play displays files with names that contain non-alphanumeric characters as “???”
  • The JPEG resolution can be no larger than 15360 x 8640. Note that some TVs can not display images larger than 5000 x 4000.

Other Considerations

  • The recommended image resolution for Media Play is 6 megapixels.
  • If a filename is too long, Media Play displays the file name in the following format: “filename...+.jpg”.
  • We recommended using the sequential JPEG format. If you use the progressive JPEG mode, decoding may fail because progressive mode files require too much memory.
  • If sort key is set to Basic View, up to 1,000 files can be displayed in each folder. The other sort key options can display up to 10,000 files for each folder.

Notes:

  • SAMSUNG is not responsible for any data file damage or data loss.
  • When your TV displays the loading icon, do not remove the USB device.
  • The higher the resolution of the image, the longer it takes to display.

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Audio

The audio files you use with Media Play must meet the following requirements:

  • The files must be in an MP3 format. No wma files, flac files, ogg files, aac files, etc.
  • The file names must be in English, French, or Spanish.
  • The folder and file names must contain only alphanumeric characters. Media Play displays files with names that contain non-alphanumeric characters as “???”

Other Considerations

  • If a filename is too long, Media Play displays the file name in the following format: “filename...+.mp3”.

Notes:

  • SAMSUNG is not responsible for any data file damage or data loss.
  • When your TV displays the loading icon, do not remove the USB device.
  • The larger the file, the longer it takes to start.

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Video (Media Play (Video) Only)

The video files you use with Media Play (Video) must meet the following requirements:

 

If a video file does not meet all the necessary requirements, Media Play (Video) displays the message “Not Supported Format”. 

Notes:

  • SAMSUNG is not responsible for any data file damage or data loss.
  • When your TV displays the loading icon, do not remove the USB device.
  • The higher the resolution of the video, the longer it takes to display 

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