Video won't play in my flashdrive after transferring

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covillainwarrior Posts 2 Registration date Thursday November 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 4, 2017 - Updated on Nov 26, 2019 at 10:31 AM
Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Nov 4, 2017 at 04:30 PM
What can I do?

I have 4GB flash drive with FAT32 File System and I am using Windows 7 and want to transfer videos from PC to Flashdrive.

I have 63 video files to transfer and the file size is almost 1.5GB in total. The videos are 2-5mins in length. I'm transferring it because I want to watch them on a TV. When I try to transfer the files, only 25 files can play and the rest are unsupported. I've formatted by flash drive many times in order to transfer the files, but the end result is the same.

Is there a problem on my flash drive, the PC itself or my transferring?

Please can you help my fix it? Thanks

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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Nov 4, 2017 at 06:34 AM
What is the error message?
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Covillainwarrior
Nov 4, 2017 at 09:09 AM
"windows media player does not support the codec used to compress the file"
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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Nov 2, 2017 at 08:21 AM
Hi

What are the file format of the videos that won't play?

Do you get an error message when you try to play them?
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covillainwarrior Posts 2 Registration date Thursday November 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 4, 2017
Nov 4, 2017 at 02:37 AM
yes, i do get an error message. and the files are all in mp4 format. when its transferred the some are playing and some are not. all of the mp4 file are working but when i transfer it to a flashdrive some wont play. i have formatted the flashdrive for many times but wont work. and the only file in the flashdrive are the mp4 files that i want to transfer.
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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Nov 4, 2017 at 04:30 PM
If you are just transferring the files to your flash drive what does Windows Media player got to do with the Flash Drive ? Windows Media player also has nothing to do with your TV.

MP4 is the proper format for a smart TV

There is nothing wrong with your flash drive.
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