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Windows 7: DVD player (at the TV) will not read External HDD

29 Mar 2014   #11
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Our portable HD loaded with MPEG and MP4 movies is NTFS format.
(I cannot find a movie thumb-drive to verify format)

We also have an external mains powered HD ... NTFS .. of movies
The USB connection from the mains powered HD is about 2metres (6ft) long
I know USB connectivity and performance can be hindered by cable length.

TV is about 8 months old Samsung (our 20 month old Samsung was not as accommodating)

Just my thoughts ...
Hope it helps


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29 Mar 2014   #12
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimkromann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
When you say you have ripped some of your DVD's, does that mean you actually have the DVD discs. If so, why not just put the DVD straight into the DVD player & watch them on the TV.
I may be confused here, so steer me in the right direction if need be.
Yes, I have the DVD's, how would you have me to rip them otherwise ?? and yes I own every singe one of the DVD's, I am no pirate..!! I guess that is what you suspect...

It is a lot easier for me to rip my collection and have them on 1 External drive, rather than have to switch the DVD every time I change movie, and if I can get this to work, I do not need to have my covers standing in my living room... So its both lazyness and it will give me some space for other stuff.

Now can we move on from the accusation's ? that was not the reason I asked for help.
I certainly was NOT suggesting that you had pirated the DVD's & I did not mention pirating at all. I was only suggested using the DVD's directly with your DVD player is that it seemed the easiest option & probably the least troublesome in the long run.
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30 Mar 2014   #13
jimkromann

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimkromann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
When you say you have ripped some of your DVD's, does that mean you actually have the DVD discs. If so, why not just put the DVD straight into the DVD player & watch them on the TV.
I may be confused here, so steer me in the right direction if need be.
Yes, I have the DVD's, how would you have me to rip them otherwise ?? and yes I own every singe one of the DVD's, I am no pirate..!! I guess that is what you suspect...

It is a lot easier for me to rip my collection and have them on 1 External drive, rather than have to switch the DVD every time I change movie, and if I can get this to work, I do not need to have my covers standing in my living room... So its both lazyness and it will give me some space for other stuff.

Now can we move on from the accusation's ? that was not the reason I asked for help.
I certainly was NOT suggesting that you had pirated the DVD's & I did not mention pirating at all. I was only suggested using the DVD's directly with your DVD player is that it seemed the easiest option & probably the least troublesome in the long run.
Right, I guess i was a bit quick there. I am sorry or that.
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30 Mar 2014   #14
jimkromann

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2 View Post
Our portable HD loaded with MPEG and MP4 movies is NTFS format.
(I cannot find a movie thumb-drive to verify format)

We also have an external mains powered HD ... NTFS .. of movies
The USB connection from the mains powered HD is about 2metres (6ft) long
I know USB connectivity and performance can be hindered by cable length.

TV is about 8 months old Samsung (our 20 month old Samsung was not as accommodating)

Just my thoughts ...
Hope it helps
Ill try with NTFS .... thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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