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🥇 Best Media Player For External Hard Drive for 2022 [Top Picks]

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Here you will find our comprehensive research-based listing of the best media player for external hard drive as well as the detailed descriptions of the most important specifications.

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Rank No. 1
4K Media Player with Remote Control, Digital MP4 Player for 8TB HDD/ USB Drive / TF Card/ H.265 MP4 PPT MKV AVI Support HDMI/AV/Optical Out and USB Mouse/Keyboard-HDMI up to 7.1 Surround Sound (Black)
  • 【4K Media Player】-- Experience Full [email protected] media files in this digital media player; It supports a single file up to 4GB(FAT32) or 30GB(NTFS) in MKV, AVI, TS/TP, MP4/M4V, MOV, VOB, M2TS, WMV, PMP, PG, M2TS; It is capable of 4K video only for 4K TV, HDMI up to 7.1 surround sound, good for home entertainment systems;Made of aluminum alloy, it has better protection during carrying
  • 【Dual USB Ports】-- Plays from TF card / USB flash drives(up to 128G) and USB hard drives up to 8TB. Dual USB ports for connecting two devices, but it can only read one of them at one time. You can also connect a USB mouse or keyboard to operate the player, making your TV smarter by adding the ability to play videos, music, and photo slideshows or PPT
  • 【H.265 Decoding】-- Powerful H.265 decoding loads files by taking half time and half occupation of bandwidth of H.264 decoding, it is much more efficient and faster; Enjoy a higher quality video experience with less buffering
  • 【Multiple Play Modes & Vertical Display】 -- This 4k media player can play various popular videos, music, and photos. Videos and photos can be played in order, and music can be played randomly; It also reads PPT document, you can connect a PPT flip to display it better. It also supports horizontal and vertical screen, compatible with your vertical screen
  • 【HDMI & AV & Optical Output】-- You can manage the media player to play MP3 or WAV songs to your speakers via optical or AV output to experience better audio effects. It also reads embedded and external subtitle files like SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA
Rank No. 2
HDMI Media Player, Black Mini 1080p Full-HD Ultra HDMI Digital Media Player for -MKV/RM- HDD USB Drives and SD Cards
  • 【Mini Portable Media player】-- Fits into the palm of your hand, It is a perfect travel partner for those short on space and sockets. Also compact and easy multifunction HD media player for office work and home entertainment;Aluminum alloy material, not easy to damage during carrying
  • 【1080P MP4 Player】-- Full HD [email protected] supports most video decoding formats: RM, RMVB, AVI, DIVX, MKV, MOV, HD MOV, MP4, M4V, PMP, AVC, FLV, VOB, MPG, DAT, MPEG, TS, TP, M2TS, WMV, (H.264,H.263,WMV9/VC-1,MPEG1/2/4),Not support VPR files
  • 【HDMI or AV output 】-- 1080p HDMI output for sending sharp and clear video and audio in pure digital format to HDTVs, as well as composite AV output for use with analog TVs. Analog AV cable is included. You can also connect an external speaker with AV output while using HDMI video output
  • 【USB 2.0/3.0 Compability】-- Drive external USB 2.0/3.0 storage devices such as USB flash(up to 128G) and hard drive(partition should be MBR, up to 2TB), you can also delete or copy files in the USB drive(FAT or FA32) directly, Also plays subtitle files as well as loop videos
  • 【Multifunction】--Support repeat, zoom, FF, BF, Rotate functions Also comes with a handy remote to easily navigate the menu screen;Its compact and ultra portable design fits anywhere you want it to. Suitable for digital signage applications and home theatre
Rank No. 3
AGPTEK 1080P Media Player Read USB drive/SD card with HD HDMI/AV/VGA Output for RMVB/ MKV /JPEG etc with Remote Control
  • 【1080P Media Player】-- 1080p HD video picture quality with rich Sound (With Optical Port), also can be used as a music player or photo browser, gives you an experience of spectacular Full-HD video image quality
  • 【HDMI / VGA /AV Output】-- There are HDMI ,VGA and AV interfaces for video output. 1080p HDMI output for sending sharp and clear video and audio in pure digital format to HDTVs, as well as composite AV output for use with analog TVs. Analog AV cable included.
  • 【USB Device Requirements】--Supports up to a 2TB external hard drive formatted in FAT,FAT32, and NTFS, the partition of the HDD should be MBR, not GPT. It can read external USB 2.0/3.0 devices such as USB flash drive up to 128G, play directly to TV/LCD/Plasma TV
  • 【Memory Card Slot】-- Directly read and play SD/SDHC memory card, supports up to 128G
  • 【Multifunction】-- Support Repeat, Zooming, FF, BF, Rotate functions, you can also delete or copy files in the USB drive(FAT or FA32) directly, Also plays subtitle files as well as loop videos; Easy-to-use button keys and IR remote control;Suitable for digital signage applications and home theatre
Rank No. 4
Pwr UL Listed 12V 24W Extra Long 6.5 Ft AC Adapter 12V Rapid Power Supply for Western Digital Wd My Book External Hard Drive HDD TV HD Media Player S018bu1200150 S018em1200150 S040em1200300 ADS-24S-12
  • FEATURES / POWER SPECS : Only Pwr+ Chargers Have Extra Long 6.5 Ft Power AC/DC cords / Output 12V 2A 24W / Input 110-240V / Made in Taiwan
  • COMPATIBILITY: Western Digital Wd My Book External Hard Drive HDD WD My Cloud 160 320 500 750 GB 1TB 2TB 3TB 4TB 5TB 6TB, My Book AV DVR Expander, Studio, Live, Mac, Elements, Western Digital Wd Tv Live Hd Media Player, Western Digital WD TV Live Hub Media Center HD Media Player Gen 2 Generation 2 WDBBGB0040HBK WDBBGB0080HBK WD3200H1U-00 WD25001032 WD500H1U-00 WD5000P032 WD2500I032 WD5000E032
  • P/N S018BU1200150, S040EM1200300, S018EM1200150, KSAS0241200150HU, ADS-24S-12, WA-18G12K, WA-18H12, DA-36G12, DA-36J12, DA-42J12, DA-48M12, WDPS034RNN, WDPS037RNN, WDPS038RNN, WDPS040RNN, WD5000H1U-00
  • SAFETY / UL LISTED: Tested, Approved and Certified by UL. UL number is unique. UL testing is authorized by OSHA - US Federal Agency
  • WARRANTY: 30 Days Refund - 24 Months Exchange. PWR+ is WA, USA based company. We are friendly Customer Support Experts
SaleRank No. 5
WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive HDD, USB 3.0, Compatible with PC, Mac, PS4 & Xbox - WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility. Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1. Reformatting may be required for other operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
  • Fast data transfers
  • Improve PC performance
  • High capacity
Rank No. 6
Micca Speck G2 1080p Full-HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player for USB Drives and SD/SDHC Cards
  • Make Your TV Smarter! Enhance any TV with the ability to play videos, music, and photo slideshows! The Micca Speck G2 is amazingly compact, affordable, and simple to use. Get one for each TV in the house.
  • Works with TVs old and new! High Definition 1080p HDMI output for sending sharp and clear video and audio in pure digital format to HDTVs, as well as composite AV output for use with analog TVs. Analog AV cable included.
  • Supports USB flash drives and USB hard drives up to 2TB - Requires MBR partition table and FAT32 or NTFS file systems. Supports SD memory cards up to 32GB.
  • Auto Playback and Resume! Can be configured for automatic video playback with endless repeat and looping, and ability to resume from stopping point. Great for simple digital signage applications.
  • Video File Support: MKV, AVI, TS/TP, MP4/M4V (4GB file size limit), MOV, VOB, and M2TS files encoded with H.264/AVC, VC1, and MPEG1/2/4, up to 1920x1080, 30fps, 10mbps. Note: formats not listed here, such as H.265/HEVC, are not supported.
Rank No. 7
[email protected] MP4 Media Player Support 8TB HDD/ 256G USB Drive/SD Card with HDMI / AV Out for HDTV/PPT MKV AVI MP4 H.265-Support Advertising Subtitles/Timing, Networkable, Mouse&Keyboard Control
  • 【Networkable [email protected] Media Player】-- Experience Full [email protected] videos in this digital media player. It works with MKV, AVI, TS/TP, MP4/M4V, MOV, VOB, M2TS or MPEG2/4 codecs,support for the latest video formats such as H.265/HEVC up to [email protected] resolution, Photos: JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF , PNG. Music: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC etc; It can play a single file up to 4GB-30GB(NTFS). It can be networked via the net cable and wifi, you can browse the web and download some app through the machine
  • 【Support Video/Picture/Music/PPT & Auto/loop mode playback】-- This 4k media player can play various popular videos, music, and photos. It has repeat playback,Automatic Playback and shuffles playback mode; It also reads PPT document. You can choose a variety of play mode: single, sequential. Especially for random playing video, music and pictures.Support video breakpoint and select mode from the beginning, you can start your home theater as you like
  • 【Advertising Subtitles Multifunction】Working hours can be every day, except weekends, Sunday, etc. Time format is 24 hours. you are free to add the logo and subtitles to the videos and photos. As to the subtitles, please name it as the same as the corresponding video and put them in the same folder, then use the Movie player to play the video, the subtitle will show automatically, You can customize the size and color of the subtitles, and the position of the scrolling display
  • 【Vertical and Splicing Screen Display】-- With rotating picture output, 270 degrees, multiple settings, Flexible and versatile compatible with your vertical screen, makes it easy for anyone to use beautiful digital signs,You can use it on your advertising screen to display your advertising video.
  • 【Powerful Compatibility & Internal 11G memory】-- It can play from micro SD card, USB flash drive up to 256GB and HDD up to 8TB; including FAT32, exFAT and NTFS. The device has a built-in 11G memory, which can store your favorite movies or photos. Dual USB ports for connecting two devices, Support mouse and keyboard, you can remotely control by mouse, it helps to make your TV smarter by adding the ability to play videos, music, and photo slideshows
Rank No. 8
1080P USB3.0 HDMI Media Player Support 2.5" SATA HDD with HDMI/AV/Coaxial Output, Portable MP4 Player for Videos / Music / Photos from USB Drive / SD Card / Internal or External HDD
  • 【1080 Full HD Media Player】-- The media player supports 1080p full HD files. It will give you a visual experience with HD video images when you browse pictures, play music and watch videos. It supports NTSC/PAL composite video and HDMI high definition video output
  • 【USB3.0 Media Player Support Internal HDD】-- The transmission of USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. It can transfer large capacity files at storage rates defined by storage devices. You can insert an internal 2.5" SATA hard drive into the media player as a mobile hard disk and connect it to the computer to transfer data in this way; Screwdriver is included
  • 【HDMI & AV & Coaxial Output】-- It has HDMI output for sending sharp and clear video and audio in HDTV, and composite AV output for analog TVs. You can also manage the media player to play MP3 or WAV songs to your speakers via coaxial or AV output to experience better audio effects. It also reads embedded and external subtitle files like SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA
  • 【Broad Compatibility】-- HDMI player can enjoy videos from USB flash drive /sd card up to 128GB and external HDD up to 2TB. It also supports built-in 2.5" SATA hard drives (up to 2TB). It reads video such as MKV, AVI, TS/TP, MP4/M4V (4GB file size limit), MOV, VOB, and M2TS files encoded with H.264/AVC, VC1
  • 【Remote & Button Control 】-- A handy remote for you to easily navigate the menu screen, you can also start or stop the playing via the manual buttons on player, more convenient for use. It has additional function such as repeat, shuffle, playback in order, rotate, zoom and slideshow. It also plays subtitle files
Rank No. 9
External DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable CD/DVD +/-RW Drive/DVD Player for Laptop CD ROM Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac Black
  • 📀【High Writing and Reading Speed】 Max 8x DVDR Write Speed and Max 24x CD Write Speed provide high writing and reading speed
  • 📀【Wide Compatible】This external dvd cd drive is compatible with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 10/8/7,Mac ios(ios 8.6 to 10.14). And perfect for PC, Laptop, Comprehensive Computer, Internal PC hard disk reader
  • 📀【Plug and Play Technology】Powered by USB port so just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected. Don’t need to install software to set up driver
  • 📀【Advanced USB3.0 Technology】 USB 3.0 provides fast data transfer speed and stable performance to record CD/ music/ videos/ install software or create CD/DVD backup disc ( also compatible with USB2.0)
  • 📀【Ingenious Design】 This ultra-slim CD/DVD player for laptops equipped with an eject button so that you needn't worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. Besides, the copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission
Rank No. 10
NEUMI Atom 4K Ultra-HD Digital Media Player for USB Drives and SD Cards - with HDMI and Analog AV, Automatic Playback and Looping Capability
  • The NEUMI ATOM 4K is the easy and affordable way to add video, photo, and music playback to any TV, new or old, at up to 4K Ultra-HD quality. Just attach a USB drive or SD card with your media files, select a file, and play! It is simple and intuitive to use with no complicated settings or controls. Turn on its automatic playback and resume capability and you won’t even need to pick up the remote.
  • HDMI 4K/60fps Ultra-HD Quality - The ATOM 4K offers stunning video quality through its HDMI output that supports up to 2160p/60Hz resolution, with support for the latest video formats such as H.265/HEVC. It can feed digital surround sound to your home theater receiver for a cinema-like listening experience. Additionally, the ATOM 4K provides analog AV output for connecting to an older TV, or for sending audio to a stereo system.
  • Reads USB Drives and SD Cards - Simply copy your videos, photos, or music files onto a USB drive or an SD card, insert it into the ATOM 4K, and you are ready to play those files using an easy-to-navigate menu. Got a lot of media files? No problem! The ATOM 4K can read USB drives up to 4TB or Micro SD cards up to 512GB. Popular file systems are supported, including FAT32, exFAT and NTFS.
  • Fully Automatic Playback - Turn on its automatic playback feature and the ATOM 4K will find and play media files on its own without any user input. It will also remember where you stopped watching on a video and resume playing from the stop point. Combined with the ability to loop and repeat videos continuously, the ATOM 4K is a perfect player for simple digital signage.
  • Media Format Support - Video: MP4, MKV, AVI, TS/TP, MOV, VOB, and M2TS files using H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC, VC1 or MPEG2/4 codecs, up to [email protected] resolution, 10-bit color, and 250mbps. Photos: JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF (non-animated), PNG. Music: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC

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