Top 8 Best Portable USB Media Players


Top 10 Best Portable USB Media Players

The following products on this list are for the best portable USB media players, that allow you to access movies, music and images from a hard drive, USB stick or SD card. If you want a player that streams media from the Internet and smart devices, check out our Top 10 Best Streaming HD Media Players.

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Sumvision
Cyclone Media 4

VonHaus
Nano

IncrediSonic
Ultra Play

Sumvision
Cyclone Micro 2

Justop
HD Media

Sumvision
Cyclone Micro 3

Digi
Portable

Xenta
Mini
 
Sumvision
Cyclone Micro 4
VonHaus
Nano
IncrediSonic
Ultra Play
Sumvision
Cyclone Micro 2
Justop
HD Media
Sumvision
Cyclone Micro 3
Digi
Portable
Xenta
Mini








Our Rating
Our Rating
Video Output1080P1080P1080P1080P1080P1080P1080P720PVideo Output
Audio Output5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround Sound5.1 Surround SoundAudio Output
Ports• USB
• Micro Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• SPDIF Optical
• Ethernet RJ45
• DC In
• USB
• SD/MMC/MS Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• DC In
• USB
• SD/MMC/MS Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• DC In
• USB
• SD/MMC/MS Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• DC In
• USB
• SD/MMC/MS Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• DC In
• Built-in 8GB Memory
• Micro USB
• SD/MMC/MS Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• DC In
• USB
• SD Card Slot
• HDMI
• Analog AV
• VGA
• DC In
• USB
• SD/MMC/MS Card Slot
• Composite AV
• HDMI
• DC In
Ports
Supported Devices• Hard drives up to 4TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
• SDHC/SDSX Micro SD
• Miracast Support: Android 4.2+ Mobile phone or tablet
• Hard drives up to 1TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
• Hard drives up to 2TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
• Hard drives up to 2TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
• Hard drives up to 2TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
• Hard drives up to 1TB
• SD/MS cards up to 32GB
• Hard drives up to 1TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
• Hard drives up to 1TB
• SD/MS cards up to 64GB
Supported Devices
Video FormatsRM/RMVB, H.264, VC1, WMV, MPEG 1/2/4, Xvid, BD-ISO, MKV, MOV, WMV, TS, M2TS, MTS, FLV, AVI, DVD-ISO, VOB, M2P, MP4, MPG, SWFMKV, AVI, DIVX, MP4, RM, RMVB, MOV, HDMOV, PMP, AVC, FLV, VOB, MPG, DAT, MPEG, H.264, MPEG1/2/4, WMV, RM, RMVB, AVI, DIVX, MKV, MOV, HDMOV, MP4, PMP, AVC, FLV, VOB, MPG, DAT, MPEG, H.264, MPEG1/2/4, WMV, MKV, AVI, TS, TP, MP4, MPV, MOV, VOB, PMP, RM, RMVB, MPG, M2TS, FLV, WMV, (Codecs - MPEG1/2/4, XVID, DIVX, H.264, H.263, WMV, VC-1, RMVB)MKV, AVI, DIVX, MP4, RM, RMVB, MOV, HDMOV, PMP, AVC, FLV, VOB, MPG, DAT, MPEG, H.264, MPEG1/2/4, WMV, RM/RMVB, H.264, VC1, WMV, MPEG 1/2/4, Xvid, BD-ISO, MKV, MOV, WMV, TS, M2TS, MTS, FLV, AVI, DVD-ISO, VOB, M2P, MP4, MPG, SWFAVI, VOB, DAT, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, TS, M2TS, M2T, WMV, RM/RMVB, FLV, (Codecs - MPEG 1/2/4, XVID, DIVX, H.263, H.264, WMV9, VC-1)MPEG-1 (AVI, MPG, DAT), MPEG-2 (AVI, VOB), MPEG-4 (AVI, DivX, XviD)Video Formats
Audio FormatsMP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC, AC3, ATRA, DTSMP3, WMVMP3, WMVMP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC, AC3, ATRA, DTSMP3, WMVMP3, WMA, OGG, FLACMP3, WMA, OGG , FLAC, WAV, PCM, AAC, RM, RA (Codecs - AC3, ATRA, APE, DTS)Wav, AAC, WMA, MP3Audio Formats
Image FormatsHD JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIFJPG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPG, PNG, GIF, BMPJPG, PNG, GIF, BMPBMP, TIFF, PNG,GIF, JPEGImage Formats
Subtitles SupportRT, SUB, idx+SUB, SSA, SMI, PGSSMI, ASS, SSA, SRT, SUB, SUB+IDXSMI, ASS, SSA, SRT, SUB, SUB+IDXSSA, ASS, SUB, ACSII, UTF8SMI, ASS, SSA, SRT, SUB, SUB+IDXSRT, SMI, SSA, SUBUTF8, ASS, SSA, ACSII, SUB, SRTSRT, SMI, SSASubtitles Support
Wireless StreamingWireless Streaming
Remote ControlRemote Control
Contents• Sumvision Cyclone Micro 4
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• VonHaus Nano
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• IncrediSonic Ultra Play
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• Justop HD Media
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• Sumvision Cyclone Micro 3
• Remote Control
• USB Cable with Adapter
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• Digi Portable
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
• Xenta Mini
• Remote Control
• AV Cable
• Power Cable
• Documentation
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Top Features | Best Portable USB Media Players

  • Our Rating – This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback. Clicking on each product takes you to the product page where you can read customer reviews on the product you’re interested in.
  • Best Value / Top Rated / Top Specs / Best Choice – Products that we consider to excel in a certain area such as value for money, reputation or technology have been given one of our aforementioned labels of recognition.
  • Video Output – What’s the highest resolution the USB media player can transfer to your TV? Many are able to support Full HD quality, which is ideal for HD movies and videos.
  • Audio Output – For a more immersive audio experience when you’re watching movies, you should get a USB media player that supports output to a 5.1 surround sound system.
  • Ports – You’ll find that many portable USB media players have plenty of inputs and outputs to provide the user with more options. USB and Micro SD card slots are essential from playing files from small data devices while HDMI, composite AV and optical are audio/video outputs. A bonus if the device has an ethernet port which is a wired internet connection via a router.
  • Supported Devices – It’s important to see what data devices (and their maximum storage size) are suitable to be accessed from the portable USB media player.
  • Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.

Portable USB Media Player VS HD Media Player

While they’re both known and media players, there are several distinct differences between a portable USB media player and a streaming HD media player. The three biggest differences are:

  • Physical Size – It’s easy to see which type of media player is smaller and more ideal to take travelling.
  • Media Access – A portable USB media player acts as a means to play media from a seperate storage device (e.g. external hard drive or USB stick) to a TV, while a HD media player is an all-in-one entertainment hub that has pre-installed software and apps (including LoveFilm and Netflix) and often can do everything the former can do.
  • Cost – Since a portable USB media player is more limited in what it can do, they’re often less than half the price of a HD media player.