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Windows 7: MP4 files work until I copy them to my generic usb mass storage device

21 Nov 2017   #1
cyclonis

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
MP4 files work until I copy them to my generic usb mass storage device

Hi guys,

I am attempting to simply copy downloaded mp4 files from my laptop/PC to my generic usb mass storage device. When I copy the files they lose the picture of the file and no longer play even after they have fully transferred and the size is exactly the same as the original file.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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22 Nov 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

After copying a file to your USB drive, right click on it and choose "Open with". Select your video play program.

If that works, then you can make the association permanent: When you click Open With, choose the option to look for a program to open it with. On the next screen, check the box that says "Always use this program with this type of file", then click on your video play program from the list.
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22 Nov 2017   #3
cyclonis

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The problem is not playing the files the problem is that the files being transferred to the USB stick are losing something or being corrupted during the transfer. I know this because files that work fine on another usb stick are not working on the 499GB one. I'm trying to play vr videos on Littlestar for the playstation 4.
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22 Nov 2017   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

If your files work fine from all storage devices except that one, then that one storage device must be bad.
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22 Nov 2017   #5
cyclonis

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yea but I find that strange because it's bought brand new from amazon. However if it is broken or corrupt is there any way to fix it?
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22 Nov 2017   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

What is the make and model of your generic USB mass storage device?
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22 Nov 2017   #7
cyclonis

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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22 Nov 2017   #8
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

It may be defective. Flash drives are not always reliable. And this one has an extremely high capacity for a flash drive, which is new technology for this type of storage device. Since it is a new technology (such a huge capacity on a flash drive), it is not yet mature, and therefore I suspect that the flash drive is defective.
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22 Nov 2017   #9
cyclonis

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

So basically I bought something that can't do it's job?
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22 Nov 2017   #10
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

From the description: "The Flash Drives have not met their performance standards which allows us to sell these at discount prices.These memory cards are upgraded cards, therefore storage can vary from 8GB to 512GB even though it may say 512GB. Speed may also vary. All of our memory cards are guaranteed to have a minimum capacity of 8GB. We recommend that all files loaded on this card should be backed up by another storage device. WE DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DATA LOSS"
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