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External Hard drive not playing all movies on dvd player

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August 27, 2012 7:32:28 PM

I have a Verbatim 1tb external hard drive. i copied about 700GB of movies on to it. however when i connect it to my DVD player, to watch the movies on my TV, only a few of them play. It is pretty strange because the format of all my movies i the same. can someone please help me?


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August 27, 2012 8:45:34 PM

If you can see the list of movies and those are play in your computer... there is nothing wrong with HDD...

PLAY_ABILITY is determine by the player... Although they are the same container: AVI, WMV or MKV...

These are not the same, some of them may contain H264 video stream and other odd-ball audio, which your DVD MAY NOT able to decode...

Try a HD media player like TVIX, WD, DUNE....
August 27, 2012 8:50:53 PM

thanks for the reply FireWire2. all the movies do show up on my dvd player and all of them do play on my computer. what do you mean by trying a HD media player. try it on my DVD ? (sorry for the blond moment)
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August 27, 2012 8:51:16 PM

DVD players are rubbish at playback. Pick up something like Micca's EP 600 G2, it will play anything you got, from x264 to .flac.