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How do I watch videos or movies on my USB drive using the Roku USB Media Player channel?

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asked this on January 31, 2011 16:55

If you have a Roku player with a USB port, you can watch your personal videos or movies on your TV using the Roku USB Media Player channel.

To watch a video or movie:

  • From the Roku home screen, select the Roku USB Media Player channel. (Channel must first be installed from the Roku Channel Store.)
  • Select the media type (Video, Music, or Photo) in the Roku Media Player channel.
  • Choose the available source which has the content you want to watch. USB will only be available if your Roku player has a USB port and a compatible USB storage device is plugged into it.
  • Use the arrow keys to navigate through your folder directory to find the video or movie you wish to view. If the desired file is not compatible with Roku, it will not be shown. Click here for a list of supported video and movie file types.

  • Navigate to the content you wish to play and press OK

While a video or movie is playing, you can pause, skip forward and skip backwards using the PLAY/PAUSE, FORWARD and REVERSE buttons on your Roku remote control.

To stop video playback, press UP or BACK.

To show cover artwork for a video or movie, save a JPG file with the cover artwork under the same name as the video or movie and place both files together in the same folder.

Dolby Digital in MKV, MP4 and MOV movies is supported via pass through only. DTS in MKV movies is supported via pass through only. You must connect your Roku player via HDMI or S/PDIF (optical) to a TV or receiver capable of decoding Dolby Digital or DTS in order to hear videos with audio tracks in those formats.

Click here for instructions on how to install the Roku USB Media Player channel.

 
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