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Videos from external harddrive have pixelated and freezing

So recently I have been watching videos from my external harddrive with no problems, but today all of my videos have had the same problem, randomly the video will become pixelated, frozen frames, all while the audio continues normally. I suspect it could be because my friend disconnected my harddrive last night without a safe eject and while the video was still playing, but I am not sure. I am using a seagate harddrive and my computer runs off of windows 10. I had previously read that i could raise the 'file catching (ms) number in VLC and that could fix it but i had no success, and preferably I would like to use the default windows Film & tv player. help will be greatly appreciated

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Just for yuks

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Copy one of these video's from the ext hdd to the internal hdd.
Play the video from the internal hdd.
Any diff?

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(NT) I moved the file to the computer itself and no change

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Can you get a fresh copy of some video and put it on your int hdd and see if it plays?

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I have no fresh copy

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I've resorted to read downloading everything. But I am looking for a way to fix the videos I have already downloaded

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Take your ext hdd to another machine and test.

If it works there then that would point back to your pc.

If it does not work there then that would point at the hdd.

If it's the hdd run a pass of chkdsk and see what it says.
If it's the file/files that are corrupt then you get to download the files again or spin in a copy from your backup.

If you don't have a backup ask yourself 'why not'.

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