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I have this question:

I have a LG 42LM3410. The TV has an inbuilt USB2.0 port for playing media files (videos, audios and photos) on the go. The TV supports limited type files (I don't know full list of formats it supports but I have played .mp4 and .mov files).

On the other hand I was unsuccessful to play .wmv, .wma, .flv and some other file types.

If TV plays videos, if might have some kind of softwares/codecs to play it. How can I make it able to support x formats with y opensource codec available? Virtually I want it to support type of formats, like VLC does. How can I hack into my TV? For this, I don't care if my warranty is void.

Yes, I'm asking this from a programming point of view, but it is also related to consumer electronics (This is why I am asked this question on meta stackexchange).

Which StackExchange site is appropriate for this question?

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Why is this getting downvoted? – Santosh Kumar Feb 2 '13 at 7:18
Time for the obligatory votes are different on meta comment. The downvotes might be a disagreement that it is a a bit of programming. That is the only think I can guess – psubsee2003 Feb 2 '13 at 11:49
I would say that in its current form the question is not appropriate for any site. It is rather vague. What TV are you talking about? What formats and codecs? Did you do any research on the possibility of this at all? Are you coming at this form a software angle, or are we talking electronics? Too little information to go on for anything but a wild guess. – Bart Feb 2 '13 at 12:48
Are you coming at this form a software angle; yes. Actually I posted a sample question here, I was about to post the whole question on the suggested site with more detail. BTW I had updated the question now. – Santosh Kumar Feb 2 '13 at 14:42
There was a site for that, It got closed, mostly because the questions just didn't have enough in common to keep enough visitors coming back. There's a new try at it here: – Uphill Luge Feb 2 '13 at 16:12
or here – nawfal Feb 2 '13 at 21:04

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