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I want to know whether it is possible to upgrade my Toshiba StorE 500 Gig Media player? Some formats of "video" won't play?

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These are the specs for the player:-

Specification

Supported file formats Audio files: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, LPCM Dolby Digital, DTS Digital
Video: MPEG1 (DAT, MPG), MPEG2 (VOB, MPG, TS/M2TS/TP TRP), MPEG4 (AVI, MP4, MKV), VC-1 (WMV), H.264 (AVI, MKV,MOV, MP4), RM/RMVB (RM/RMVB)
Subtitles: SSA, SMI, SRT, IDX+SUB (only DVD files)
Photo: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIF, GIF (static display only)
Formatted capacity 8.9 cm (3.5") SATA drive from 500GB up to 2TB
Power Supply AC adaptor included in retail box
USB Interface USB 2.0, HDMI, 3-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS)
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista
USB 2.0 port
TV with HDMI or CVBS and stereo R/L
Box content STOR.E TV+
Power adaptor
Replaceable plug (EU/UK)
WiFi USB dongle (optional)
AV cable
USB cable
2x batteries
Remote control
Quick Start Guide
User's Manual (pre-installed on the hard drive)
Warranty Leaflet
Weight (g) About 770g (w/o HDD)
Dimensions (mm) 206(L) x 160(W) x 46.5(H)



Assuming I've got the right device, you can see the formats supported are listed at the top. I've had a look at the Toshiba website, and there are no downloads for your drive, however, I think you can get the user manual from here:-

http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_manuals.jsp?service=UK

Its worth checking out, because there may be a firmware update option in the menu which may help.

From what I've seen, it has an operating system, if so, check the menu options here, see if there's a System Update option. Again, that could update your codec lists.

Finally, this is just a guess, but if there is an operating system, its probably Linux, there should be a software download option, see if you can download and install a programme called VLC media player. Its about one of the best.

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