Hello all, again. The basic question is, can a raspberry pi present a drive to another device as a usb drive?
I recently bought a 4k roku smart tv. Not a fan of the “smart” stuff, but it was cheap for the other specs. Previously I had a 1080p tv and I used a amazon fire box with VLC to stream over my network. The Roku doesn’t seem to have that funtionality. My fire box isn’t 4k capable. But the Roku TV can play files off of a USB drive. Which works, and is OK. However, I have a network that I have been painstakingly been putting in and learning a lot at the same time. Also breaking things, then fixing them. I would like to be able to use it somehow.
I was wondering if there was a way to use a USB A to USB A cable from a rasberry Pi to my new TV and have the RasPi present the drive attached as a USB device to the TV so the TV just reads files off of it? I am leaning towards this as the idea I want to try, if possible, since it will make the TV not be able to connect to the internet.