running a slideshow from an USB stick

Jun 24, 2011 at 10:00am

running a slideshow from an USB stick

Is there someone who lnows if we can put a slideshow on an USB stick.
I use Max at the moment connected to a TV but I would like to get rid of the cable connection between the computer and the TV. Therefore, I would like to load the pictures and the program on an USB stick.
Is that possible?

#57754
Jun 24, 2011 at 11:17am

Your slideshow is a max-patch?

#207202
Jun 24, 2011 at 8:52pm

Your TV can not run Max patches, no. But if your TV has a USB port, it may already have built-in slide show capabilities so you won’t need Max.

#207203
Jun 25, 2011 at 9:45am

I havz a TV without USB so I can not say if a slideshow function exists. I would buy one in case it will help displaying the pictures direct omitting a cable connection. Could you confirm that a USB automatically has a slideshow function, or is there still a particular model which offers this?

I use Christopher Dobrians patch which is a Max patch at the moment.

#207204
Jun 25, 2011 at 11:10am

hi Hans,

USB connection and slideshow-functionality are not necessarily identical. But I know that there are tv sets around that display images on a USB key as a slideshow. I used one recently in an exhibition, but I unfortunately don’t remember the model.

Best jan.

#207205
Jun 27, 2011 at 8:47pm

I don’t have a list of TV models with this feature but you can find some listed on Amazon and elsewhere.

There are other ways of dispensing with a computer. Some DVD players will play slideshows from CDs, DVDs and even USB devices. There are also media players like the relatively inexpensive Western Digital TV Live. It can play slideshows from USB sticks and harddrives AND you can also plug a wireless adapter into the device and play files from a shared network directory on your computer (without cables) or even view images from Flickr on the web.

#207206

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