Videos on External Hardrive Buffering and Lagging

Like a majority of people, I spend a lot of time watching tv shows and movies, and recently whenever I play downloaded videos directly from my hardrive, the videos continuously buffer, glitch and lag, as if i'm streaming the videos online.

I've tried to backup and format my hardrive to no success, and i've scanned it for viruses several times. I'm currently watching the same files directly from my computer and it works fine. I've used vlc, quicktime and windows media player, still to no avail. Any help at all would be very much appreciated.

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Re: external drive

- What's the speed (MB/sec) when copying such a file from your external to your internal hard disk. And what speed is needed when viewing the movie (GB of the movie / nr of seconds of the movie: for example, a one hour = 3600 seconds movie of 3.6 Gb = 3600 MB) needs 1 MB/second?


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Re: kees_b

This particular file for example, currently went from 48MB/sec to 0MB/sec, and is moving between 0 and 700KB/sec. I did this with another video file from my hardrive that i downloaded before this file, and the transfer took less than 2 seconds to move; and is roughly the same size and duration.
The video in question is 227MB and roughly 40 minutes, so i'd say 227/2400MB/sec = 0.095MB/sec.
Btw, i just tried to rightclick the file, and my File Explorer crashed, i don't know if that helps Silly

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