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#1 HerbieX2

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

I just bought this product (Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus) and am in the process of converting some VHS tapes and saving the MPEG files to an external hard drive. I'm doing this for some different friends so I need to make sure they'll be able to watch their videos. Is MPEG the right format for viewing on a TV, assuming it has a USB port? Thanks for any help.


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#2 grandpabruce

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

I just bought this product (Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus) and am in the process of converting some VHS tapes and saving the MPEG files to an external hard drive. I'm doing this for some different friends so I need to make sure they'll be able to watch their videos. Is MPEG the right format for viewing on a TV, assuming it has a USB port? Thanks for any help.

 

Loaded question.  It depends on what their television can show.


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#3 Jim_Hardin

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:18 AM

As GPB mentioned, your TV is what decides what format is acceptable, check the manual or test it.

 

I just slapped some short files onto a USB and found my Samsung was happy with, mpg, mp4, mov but balked on wmv.

 

Just make up a little 10 second clip and Export it in various formats and try them. ;)







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