Watching video thru USB port ?

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  1. joe.cigueno

    joe.cigueno Member

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    I am thinking about getting an Acer Iconia, one reason being it has the USB capability. I keep all my music and video on an external HD that I connect thru the USB to whatever computer I'm using. Sometimes when I travel I bring a video on a thumb drive and watch it thru the USB.

    Will I be able to watch movies or hear music on the tablet if the files are stored on the the external HD or a flash thumb? I can do this no problem on any of my other PCs, but I don't know if data passes too slowly thru the tablet's USB to allow this. I would rather not move the music onto the tablets internal storage...
     
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    I haven't tested if the tablets will now read NTFS drives after the 3.1 update. My tablet definitely reads and plays movies from the 500gb portable hard drive that I formatted in FAT32.

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    I'll check it on my xoom and get back to you.

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    The drive needs to be formatted as FAT32. NTFS won't work on the Iconia running HC 3.1.
     
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    Get "Drive Mount" from Market if you are rooted. It allows you to mountt NTFS and I can confirm that it works.

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    You don't worry... after update mines to 3.1 but no root yet...I can play movie .mkv and. Avi directly from pendrive. Can use player or just run from file hd

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