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Hi all

 

I have a Foen & Hirsch 22" television in the Van, I have just inserted my memory stick with 16 movies into the USB port, and we have a wonderful picture but no sound, we have checked everything we can think of, mute on, sound turned down etc. but still no sound, can anyone please give me instructions on what to do, if anything? I remember in the dark depth of my memory, reading that you have to do something with the telly, reset sound or something, Please help if possible.

 

Thanks Val

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malc d - 2012-12-15 12:41 PM

 

Until someone turns up with the answer Val, you might get some ideas from Google.

 

Type in " no sound on TV " and you will find quite few sites with tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, never thought of that, must be a senior moment, but have tried it and there are some good answers, but too technical for me, I think I will have to wait until my son visits, unless someone comes up with a simple solution. *-)

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Browsing through on-line comments about this, received wisdom seems to be that the lack of sound on the TV is caused by an 'audio codec' incompatibility. As I understand it, this means that the way in which the sound has been recorded on the movie-related files that you have on your USB memory-stick differs from what your TV needs.

 

Not sure if you can do anything to correct this by playing about with your TV, as the tekkie suggestions on how to fix the problem usually seem to involve running software to convert the sound-files into a format the TV can handle.

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Maybe granny teaching you to suck eggs but here goes !

 

Some where in your TV manual, there should be a description of the video files that your TI should / could play. Look for file endings like mp4, divx , xdiv or avi. mts

 

Your TV is nearly reading the file as it is showing the video, but not reading the sound part which may be incorrect for the codec that is being used . Sound files are .mp3. aac etc.

 

A Codec is a "wrapper" that contains the Video file and the sound file.

 

Basically you need a software key to unlock the codec and in turn unlock the video and sound.

 

Depends how you are getting the video file, and if you are willing to convert it. There are a number of free video converters (Google "video converters free" but be aware that some free downloads are free to download but you have to pay to use them. Its all in the wording !!

 

There are a number of paid converters, and it pays to check reviews on how they work.

 

Rgds

 

Just to add that I have been down a similar route with a Smart (not really !) Panasonic TV that will play files through a network connection from a hard drive on a network, but will not play the same file on a USB stick.

 

Rgds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi All

 

Just a quick update, it seams my telly only accepts some sound files not all, we have a Zender Free Sat box, it has a USB port, and when we plugged the memory stick in it works great, good picture and sound on all films, jobs a good un.

 

Thanks for all your great replies.

 

Also just been told you can buy a devise, you just plug in your memory stick, plug it in your telly and it reads all files, so you have sound and picture.

 

Val

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