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Playing media on Samsung Media Player

by goodyearmark1 / December 27, 2012 9:22 PM PST

I am using Samsung TV Model LE32N73BDX and Iomega Home network Cloud Edition 2TB storage device
The system appeared to work ok. All the films played fine. Then suddenly all films stored on the HDD (all in avi) disappeared. I have checked the HDD and they are still there. they are not listed anywhere in the Media player.

Can anyone tell me how to recover them

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Just an idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 12:48 AM PST

A friend had this happen. Turns out they had updated their router and it was the firewall in the router. Good luck!

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Thanks Bob
by goodyearmark1 / December 28, 2012 8:47 PM PST
In reply to: Just an idea.

Sounded like a good idea. Contacted BT (I am on BT Infinity). We turned of the firewall. No Difference. They suggested that may be problem with Codec required to play AVI files on Samsung Media player.
No too sure. MOV files from Apple show up but wont play. The AVI files just dont show.

Any other ideas from anyone would be appreciated

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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2012 10:21 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob

But we can't change the CODEC (video+audio decoders) so in those cases it often becomes the time when the owner learns about re-encoding content.

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Ahead of you
by goodyearmark1 / December 30, 2012 4:12 AM PST
In reply to: You're right.

Thought this might be the case. So re-codes one of the movies. to WMV. Still did not show in Samsung Media Player. I could not understand why the AVI files showed up previously and played???
I have moved the files to try to tidy them up. wonder if they have to be in some sort of specific order?

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Odd choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2012 4:27 AM PST
In reply to: Ahead of you

WMV is usually Microsoft's proprietary encoding and with over a dozen coding methods I doubt that will work.

AVI is just a container and what upsets many is that a firmware update might lose a decoder. The lost decoder has always been one that was not in the documentation so it was by sheer luck it worked before.

Again. AVI is a container. It has some thousands of CODECs today and is, IMO a mess.

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by goodyearmark1 / January 1, 2013 7:10 PM PST
In reply to: Odd choice.

Most of the other video on the HDD (which are in WMV formatt) appear and play. The one I re-coded to WMV (Film) shows in the Movies folder of the Iomega HDD but does not show up in the Media player of the Samsung TV. The other video I refer to are mostly short video clips (Grandchildren and family events etc)


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That's expected.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 12:35 AM PST
In reply to: WMV

If you check the documentation, files that can't be played should not be shown. There are other issues about how Samsung caches the folders and directories but I can't give all the solutions to that. Most common are to flip on the TV from movies to MP3s and back. On the servers we unshare and then share the folder again.

Again, the supported list is usually in the docs and what folk discover is other encodings may work then someday not.

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