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I have a bluray player that has a USB interface that allows me to plug external hard drives and pendrives for me to play movies or music files.

I was wondering if it's possible to have the PC or notebook or any other computer-like device using a USB-USB cable and make the bluray player detects this as an external drive.

Note: I'm using a bluray player as example but it can be the same for DVD players, TV or sound sytems.

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Interesting idea, but I don't think it'd be worth the time or the money as compared to shuttling a USB over sneakernet. –  digitxp Jan 3 '11 at 4:05
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I don't know of any easy way to use a laptop/desktop as a mass storage device. One way to have the player read the drives is to use an inexpensive external USB drive reader, although you have to open the casing or remove the drives to plug them into the reader.

Personally I would just purchase an external drive. Also make sure the device can read NTFS filesystems before spending time on this.

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+1 Agreed, unless you're doing this purely for learning experience, you'll spend more in time than you would to just go buy a cheap drive. Plus, once you get it setup, it will most likely be something that you have to maintain as computers weren't intended for this purpose. –  jmort253 Jan 3 '11 at 4:29
    
Indeed buying an external drive would be faster and simple. I know that, but as I said on the other answer, I'd like to know if such kind of software, like an emulator, exists or not. Thank you –  homemdelata Jan 6 '11 at 1:34
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Yes there is good sir, here it is exactly what you want:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Connecting-Two-PCs-Using-a-USB-USB-Cable/248/1

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What a cool device. It gets around the problem of making a PC look like a mass storage device. –  quickly_now Jan 3 '11 at 5:33
    
Yeah, it's a cool device, but if I'm going for a hardware/external device, I'd rather to use an external HD :). I want to know if it's possible to do via software, with an emulator or something. –  homemdelata Jan 6 '11 at 1:31
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