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USB DVD player wont play all the movie file

by valentinokanzyani / October 24, 2011 12:37 AM PDT


I am using a Toshiba usb dvd player to play my movies of a 4GB usb stick,

The problem I am facing is that after about an hour the movie suddenly stops playing and returns to the start.

Please help


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Please tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2011 12:45 AM PDT

When I play a movie I use either an USB DVD player or some USB stick. I'll also use some player software.

I would never use both at the same time so your post is confusing and makes no mention of the player software title or if it ever worked.

For example some folk are downloading movies and complain the movie does not play. That complaint is common but is not a sign that there is something wrong with their machine. The movie could be defective and in the case of copyrighted works there are cases we know about where the owners of the movies pollute the torrent shares with broken copies to slow the sharing down. They hope folk get a bad experience from the torrent use and go back to legitimate means of accessing content.

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You never know...
by Willy / October 25, 2011 12:01 AM PDT

I agree with Robert. However, a 4gb flash drive may also not be big enough for typical movie in its entirely. The mere fact you're using a flash drive suggests its a copy. While, not debating the RSA on the issue, if the movie was genuine copied in order to source its playback because it was allowable, then OK. I strongly advise use a larger flash drive and also, see if going to disc helps at all. I exclude sources of video from anything other than genuine, so you're at the mercy of such.

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Movie(s) FD etc.
by pgc3 / October 25, 2011 1:05 AM PDT

MOST newer movies won't fit on a DVD 4.7gb + or - unless the files are compressed and generally require a DL disk or Blueray, so I am not surprised. Plus a 4gb FD will not generally hold a full 4gb of data. Then there comes in (as other posters have noted) copyright, etc. etc. So the first suggestion would be a larger FD and go from there.

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Same Here
by sdot76 / October 31, 2011 7:59 PM PDT

Yes mate
I understand the question I am having the same problem.
To expand-: for example you have a 4gb flash drive trying to play a 1.5gb avi movie off it 80% into the movie it resets
and goes back to the beginning. When you double check the file is fully there when you play it on your P.C.
The same happens on my external hard drive as well as my 1gb,2gb and 4gb flash drives.
My dvd player is a Pioneer dv220kv for your knowledge

hopefully there is somebody who can shed some light onto this problem

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Some folk get upset at the answer to this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 1:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Same Here

Let's hope you don't lose your cool.

In short, the current crop of media players in DVD/BD and HDTVs are not capable of playing what you play on a PC. Many want to know why and it is very simple. Your PC may have a great app like VLC PLAYER.

But why can VLC PLAYER play all this and why can't Pioneer and others use VLC's code since it's right there for the taking at ???

Answer: Copyrights. Because of where the authors are and published they are not subject to many of the copyrights Pioneer and others are subject to.

The problem is simple. The answer is known. Consumers don't care for the answer, they just want it to work.

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