Hello, all,\n\nThis is my first post to this forum, which explains any mistakes I make. For instance this post might be in the wrong forum on Audioholics.\n\nMy question has to do with why my Yamaha RX-V685 receiver won't make any noise when I try to play any of three USB thumb drives I've tried. I insert the drive into the USB port on the front of the receiver, press the USB button on the remote, and nothing happens. The thumb drives are all formatted to FAT32, and they all contain MP3s and the art (.jpg) files that go with each album.\n\nThere's no music, and the television (a 65-inch Samsung QLED) doesn't change. The display on the receiver switches from saying, "USB" to saying, "View On-screen," but thereafter nothing I've done seems to make any difference. In case it matters, the receiver plays the audio from the TV pretty much fine. (I say "pretty much" because sometimes there's about a one-second delay between when a sound appears to be made, such as during dialogue, and when the actual audio comes out of the speakers, but I'll worry about that later.)\n\nI went around and around on a different forum, and now I'm turning here in hopes of a solution.\n\nThanks in advance for any suggestions, any steps I haven't tried.