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How to Watch USB Movies on Roku

The Roku 2 XS allows you to watch your own movies right from a USB stick. Here’s how you can get it working: Make sure you have a movie in an appropriate format, mainly H.264 or WMV/ASF Make sure the USB stick is formatted properly, FAT16, FAT32, HFS+, or NTFS file systems are noted to work. Install the USB Device “Channel” through the channel store – it is free. Visit the USB Channel on your Roku XS device If there is more than one USB device showing up check them both. Voila! Now you can watch movies directly from a USB jump drive / thumb drive on your Roku. Remember that the Micro SD card slot is only used as storage and you can’t watch movies from it.

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Roku 2 XS USB Video Formats

The Roku 2 XS supports video, audio, and photo playback in the following formats: Video: MKV using H.264, MP4/M4V/MOV using H.264 (and MPEG4), WMV/ASF using WMV9 or VC-1. Audio: AAC, MP3, or Dolby Digital/DTS Passthru Photos: JPEG & PNG These have to be loaded using the USB port, as the Micro SD slot is only for additional storage. Of the Roku 2 series boxes only the Roku 2 XS supports media playback of your own external media. Also please note that for “security reasons” you can’t move a microSD card from one Roku 2 player to another without re-formatting it.

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