First Ever Mac need help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ipooed, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. ipooed macrumors 6502

    ipooed

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    I have always used PC's, I am a very fast learner and wanted to try something different picked myself up a macbook pro early 2013 13" for $700 canadian, Anyways on to my question.

    With my PC's i would format a flash drive to NTFS and transfer video to it so i could play the videos on my TV, with the mac i format the flash drive to Mac (extended journaled) and transfer the files however the tv will not recognize the flash drive and therefore i cannot watch videos. I did format to MS-DOS my tv will pick up the flash drive that way however most files i watch are over 4GB and there is no way to transfer 4GB and over to the flash drive formatted as MS-DOS.

    could someone explain how to format the flash drive so my TV will pick it up and i can put files larger than 4GB on it. I am running mavericks
     
  2. Shazam1203 macrumors newbie

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    It depends on the tv but exFAT is generally cross compatible between platforms and supports larger files.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    This, if you never use files larger than 4GB you can go with FAT32, otherwise use exFAT.
     
  4. ipooed, Jun 3, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2015

    ipooed thread starter macrumors 6502

    ipooed

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    Awesome guys thanks for the info

    update: exfat did not work on my tv (samsung smart tv) any other options for files bigger than 4GB
     

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