Updated: June 06, 2023
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by Bohdan Kozachuk
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I am trying to play movies from USB drive on a Hitachi projector

All it's showing are the other files on USB drive. Not the movies. I am able to see and play them on my other projector but not my hitachi

Short summary:

  1. Check the file format of the movies on your USB drive. Hitachi projectors support MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, and other video formats.
  2. Insert the USB drive into the Hitachi projector's USB port.
  3. Turn on the projector and wait for it to detect the USB drive. The projector will usually display a message indicating that it has detected the USB drive.
  4. Press the "Input" button on the projector or remote control to select the USB input.
  5. Use the remote control or the projector's built-in controls to navigate to the folder containing the movie you want to play.
  6. Select the movie and press the "Play" button to start playback.

If the movies on your USB drive are not in a supported format, you can convert them using an online conversion tool like video.online-convert.com. Here's how to do it:

  1. Visit https://video.online-convert.com/.
  2. Select the video format that is compatible with your Hitachi projector.
  3. Choose the movie file you wish to convert and click "Start".
  4. Wait for the conversion to complete.
  5. Save the converted file to your USB drive.
  6. Follow the steps above to play the converted movie on your Hitachi projector.

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Customer Replay

I've been going through all the settings and the manual to see if there's something for me to select but I'm not able to find anything about it

Noted, thank you
What are the file formats of the movies on your USB?

Customer Replay

Type b I think

Top answer

Hitach supports MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, etc. video formats
The most possible reason the movies are not showing is that the file format is not supported by your Hitachi

Customer Replay

Ok so I will be getting a digital decoration downloaded to my email. What will I need to get to play on this projector
Also I do not want it connected to my computer so some type of USB drive will be preferred

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Your digital decoration should be in MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, etc. video format
Any USB drive should work
Is there anything else I can do for you today?

Customer Replay

If the digital decorations are in another format is there any other way to play on this projector? Just in case

Top answer

To play the digital decorations on your projector, you can change their format. Here's how to do it:

  1. Visit https://video.online-convert.com/
  2. Select the video format
  3. Choose the file you wish to convert and click Start
Customer Replay

Ok thank you

You're welcome!
Is there anything else I can help you with today?

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