Support Projectors PowerLite Series Epson PowerLite 2165W

How do I project images from a USB device or external drive?

  • You can use the projector's PC Free feature to project compatible images, files, or movies from a USB device. Connect your USB device or camera to the projector's USB-A port, then switch the projector's display to this source. When you're done projecting, make sure you disconnect the device from the projector correctly.

    The devices must be USB-mounted devices, not TWAIN-compliant devices, and must be USB Mass Storage Class-compliant.

    Supported PC Free File Types

    You can project these types of files using the projector's PC Free feature.

    Note: For best results, place your files on media that is formatted in FAT16/32. If you have trouble projecting from media formatted for non-Windows file systems, try formatting the media for Windows instead. You may not be able to use the security features on certain USB storage devices with PC Free features. When connecting a USB-compatible hard drive, connect the AC adapter supplied with the drive.

    File type and extension Details
    Image (.jpg) Make sure the file is not:
    • CMYK format
    • Progressive format
    • Highly compressed
    • Above 8192 × 8192 resolution
    Image (.bmp) Make sure the file resolution is not above 1280 × 800
    Image (.gif ) Make sure the file is not:
    • Above 1280 × 800 resolution
    • Animated
    • Interlaced
    Image (.png) Make sure the file resolution is not above 1280 × 800
    Document or image (.pdf) Make sure the file is not:
    • Saved in PDF version 1.8 or later format
    • Encrypted
    Motion JPEG movie (.avi) Supports only AVI 1.0

    Make sure the file is not:

    • Saved with an audio codec other than PCM or ADPCM
    • Above 1280 × 720 resolution
    • Larger than 2GB
    Related tasks
    Connecting a USB Device or Camera to the Projector
    Selecting the Connected USB Source
    Disconnecting a USB Device or Camera From the Projector
    Related information
    Projecting a PC Free Presentation
Published:  2-Mar-2017 Was this helpful? Thank you for the feedback!
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