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Old Nov 21, 2009, 9:29 AM   #1
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I have recently been given a Sandisk 8 GB flash drive.
Onto which I placed lots of my photo's.
All of the photo's taken with my old Panasonic, Nikon D40, D5000 play on my LCD TV perfectly with the F/Drive plugged into the TV USB.
Unfortunately I have also some scanned old black and white photo's that I can view on my PC LCD perfectly even off of the Flash Drive plugged into my PC USB, but they will not all play on the LCD TV, a few will most wont.
Whats most puzzling is that they have been scanned at the same time on the same scanner, as well as the fact that the original photos are all 8 x 10 .
I have checked their file size and cant find anything that appears to apply to the ones that wont play only.
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Are they all JPEG files? If not, I'd try converting them to JPEG.

How about filenames? I'd make sure to try standard 8+3 character filenames (xxxxxxxx.jpg) with no punctuation or spacing, in case it's not interpreting long filenames properly. Most cameras use 8 character filenames with a 3 character extension by default (IMG00001.JPG, DSC00001.JPG, etc.). How about their dimensions in Pixels (not the same as file size)? Perhaps they need to be kept to a minimum or maximum size (dimensions for width x height in pixels) to display properly.
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Thanks for the prompt reply Jim, I'll have a look at these points.
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I'm just speculating as to what could be different. I'd find one that doesn't work, and make changes to it until you figure out why it won't play.
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Sometimes, very large files take a long time for a TV to display. Do you think that you've given the TV adequate time to display them, or does it just skip over them to the next?
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With the drive in your PC, try right-clicking on the files and click "properties". Comparing the file properties of the ones that won't play, to ones that will, may give you the information you need.

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Make sure that your TV's card reader supports SDHC cards.
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 7:01 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies.
The TV just shows a cannot play the file message.
I have a wireless picture frame that also wont play some of my scanned photo's. So it must be something about the way I've scanned them although I cant spot it at the moment . Another problem I have at the moment is that I had an eye op (cataract) last week. What I didnt anticipate was that it was going to make looking at this sreen and my TV so uncomfortable. I'm told it will get better given time so I am going to have to shelve this for the time being. My wife eyes have been great even immediately after her ops.It appears we are all different. Obvious really I suppose.
Anyway I will take up on this when I am able.
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