Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dash Car Video Players

Dash Car Video Players don't always play your movies due to:
  • USB drive format
  • Movie file Codec format
Most in-car entertainment systems will need your USB stick to be MS-DOS formatted and will only play .mp4 videos that are encoded with "MPEG-4 Video".

To find movies on USB on Mac OS:
  1. Press Command + F key
  2. Click "USB" if your files are on an external drive.
  3. Choose Kind is movie
  4. Click the + icon at the end of that row.
  5.  Choose "Other"
  6. Type "codec" in the search and click OK
  7. Then in the Codecs field type "MPEG-4 Video"
  8. Now you should see a list of compatible files   
To format a USB on Mac OS:
  1. Connect the USB storage device to the computer.
  2. Open Disk Utility.
  3. Click to select the USB storage device in the left panel.
  4. Click to change to the Erase tab.
  5. In the "Volume Format:" selection box, click "MS-DOS File System".
  6. Click "Erase" button.
  7. At the confirmation dialog, click the "Erase" button.