USB Format Compatibility with Samsung TV

Discussion in 'macOS' started by matt009, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. matt009 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    I've been trying to copy large .mkv video files to my 8GB USB flash drive so I can plug it into my Samsung HDTV and watch. For some reason, my TV - a Samsung Series 630 (model # LN40C630) does not allow me to view the files on the flash drive when the drive itself is formatted Mac OS X Extended (journaled or not). I can't just format the USB drive to the MS-DOS format because of the 4GB file size limit, since most of my files are 4.4GB. Does anyone know if there is another format I can try that will be compatible? I'd rather not waste my time formatting and reformatting the flash drive until I get it right. Thanks for the help!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. matt009 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    You're a genius, worked like a charm. I had to go through the whole process of getting my computer to read and write to an NTFS drive, but it's running fine. Thanks!

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