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Connecting a USB stick to the phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DiscoDes, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. DiscoDes

    DiscoDes Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hiya!

    I have a Desire HD with a 16GB intenal card which is rather full at the moment but am going on holiday soon and was wondering if I can connect a USB stick to the micro USB socket (using a female USB to micro USB adaptor) on the phone and if the phone will be able to read files. I have a TV series with loads of DIVX files that i'd like to take with me. Ideally i'd like to be able to just watch them from the stick using my existing video player programs or if I can mount the memory stick and use ES file explorer to move the files from the stick into my SD in the phone card as I make space?

    TIA!
     



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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    You can't connect an USB stick to your DHD.
    The DHD has only USB client function (like most of the Android phones).

    For to connect an USB stick there has to be USB host function like the PC has it.

    Harry
     
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  3. Haggistech

    Haggistech Well-Known Member

    whay not move the stuff off your SD card you dont need onto the USB?

    then put ur tv shows on sd card :)
     
  4. DiscoDes

    DiscoDes Lurker
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    Cos I can't read/write to a USB stick if you see the above post from Harry2 :p
     
  5. bravo1975

    bravo1975 Newbie

    i think he means via a computer, plug ur phone and usb stick in a computer, then mount diskdrive, then using the computer move stuff off ur sd card and then move ur tv progs frm usb to sd card.
     
  6. DiscoDes

    DiscoDes Lurker
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    Because the whole point of this is I'll be on holiday without a computer and have a large amount of DIVX files I want to watch, too many to fit on my phones memory card. So I was wondering if I could use a USB stick as external memory. :)
     
  7. sonesh

    sonesh Android Enthusiast

    Been there. I resorted to putting a few movies on the 8gb microSD card, and the TV programmes went on a 8gb Sony Memory Stick which I borrowed from a friend, and used via a PSP. This way I didnt have issues with battery dying either.

    On reflection, I probably only watched about 4gb's of stuff, so I'd say, only take what you are definately going to watch
     

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