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Kitt
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HH3 USB question

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Had my Infinity installed yesterday, by & large I'm happy with it so far and have spent the last 24hrs setting up my network and getting to grips with the Hub's options.

 

The one thing I can't seem to get my head around is the use of the USB socket! I have a hard drive with movies on that I was hoping to stream around the network, but it says the files are not supported - these are AVI's, so I thought it wouldn't be an issue.

 

I've also tried a USB stick with .mp3's on it which I can't see to play them in Media Player ...where am I going wrong?

 

thanks. 

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Hi Kitt

 

I haven't got my HH3 yet.... should be next week so didn't know it had one!!!!.

 

But I noticed this THREAD might be of interest.... Something about the formatting type of what you plug into the hub's USB socket.

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"I did read somewhare that a member was using a HDD in this was, but it only work when it's formatted to FAT32. When I got my HDD is was formatted to FAT32"

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Kitt
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The blurb says it should work with FAT16, 32 & NTFS, but I'll give FAT32 a try.

 

thanks for the help. 

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Kitt
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right ...I've formatted the drive to fat32 and the hub no longer reports it as "file type not supported", but I still don't see it on any networked machines.

 

Any help appreciated.

 

thanks. 

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Kinky
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Kitt,

 

For older HHs the following worked:

http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/howto1.html#type6

 

There's no harm trying similiar.  I will be doing the same as you in the coming days.

seab20
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Not sure how it works on older operating systems but on vista and windows 7 you should just go into network (look on the sidebar when your on my computer or any folder) then there should be a computer listed as BTHUB3 open it up and there you go...

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Kitt
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Sorted! Kinky's link has the answer - but there are a lot of different options to choose from and I tried a few before getting to the one that worked. 

 

I mapped the drive to \\192.168.1.254\usb3 and it now shows up in explorer in Windows 7.

 

Thanks for the suggestions and help guys, much appreciated. Smiley Happy

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