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Old 12-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Genesis 3.0 USB port

Is it possible to use an 8 gig thumb drive with movie files in the USB port to watch movies. Have movies will travel that would be great.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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I doubt it, you can try it, but I think it is only good up to 3 gigs, I know you can not play pictures back with anything larger.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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The USB port will accept an 8 gig stick. However, the mandatory FAT or FAT32 format limits video size to 2 gigabytes (FAT) or 4 GB (FAT32).

BUT if you use any other format, file size goes up and can easily exceed 2 gigabytes (if you are using FAT). Also NTFS is NOT supported at all (most common file system with windows computers).

This unit allows users to play files stored on both USB and SD cards including MP3 music, MP4 short video clips and JPEG photo files.The USB port will also charge many devices like iPods and MP3 players (but not iPad).

SD Card slot
Reads media stored on SD cards. The GT-3.0 supports SD cards with up to 8GB capacity. The SD card must be formatted to be FAT or FAT32.

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The USB port will also charge many devices like iPods, MP3 players and cameras. Plus, allows users to play files stored on USB and USB attached media devices, including music, video and photo files.The GT-3.0 supports USB flash drives with up to 8GB capacity. The USB drive must be formatted to be FAT or FAT32.

FAT32 Systems and 2GB File Size Limit

A caveat. There is a note in the manual regarding long files:

Because of variations in 3rd party recording methods some discs, USB devices or SD cards may not play on this unit. Also, the SD and USB ports are capable of playing short video clips. Long playing video files may experience buffering delays and video freeze if viewing is attempted through these ports. Short Range Wireless is not video enabled and will not play video files.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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Thank you so very much for all your hard work to inform us on the Genesis, USB port. Very interesting, and set us out to learn more. We will not be returning to our fifth wheel till next month when we can physically try the thumb drive to see if it will play movies. It doesn't seem to say anywhere in the attached files you sent as to how long a "short" video clip is. So, we will see and will update you in January. Happy Holidays and Thanks again.


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Thank you so very much for all your hard work to inform us on the Genesis, USB port. Very interesting, and set us out to learn more. We will not be returning to our fifth wheel till next month when we can physically try the thumb drive to see if it will play movies. It doesn't seem to say anywhere in the attached files you sent as to how long a "short" video clip is. So, we will see and will update you in January. Happy Holidays and Thanks again.


Based on the manual I would guess that if the movies play they are the right size and if they stop, start, and pixelate they are too long.
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