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Old 09-05-2012, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 500GB External Seagate goflex usb hdd and when i play videos (only on my pc) every once in a while it will kind of stutter , the video will pause for a quick second then play fast to catch up and be normal for a few minutes then it will happen again, anyone got any ideas on how to fix this? if i play it on my tv it plays normal and my cpu/ram etc is all at minimal use when playing the video idk wut the deal is.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have had similar issues when playing music off of my extra, internal hard drive. The drive would spin down, then spin back up, then I had my music back.

Try this: Go into Power Settings, Advanced Settings, Click on the [+] next to "Hard disk", Click on the [+] next to "Turn off hard disk after", Then change the setting to Never or zero (0).
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I have had similar issues when playing music off of my extra, internal hard drive. The drive would spin down, then spin back up, then I had my music back.

Try this: Go into Power Settings, Advanced Settings, Click on the [+] next to "Hard disk", Click on the [+] next to "Turn off hard disk after", Then change the setting to Never or zero (0).
Thanks, I'll give this a try about to watch an episode of Nikita will post back with the results.
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Sadly it is still happening =/
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That setting won't help unless you have left the drive for awhile.

First, we need to know the type of files your playing, codecs, size, bitrate, all that. I have some video files that won't play with out stuttering on a 7200RPM drive, you could certainly forget those on an external drive of any form, especially if they are 5400-5900RPM drives on USB 2.0.

Also, perform a checkdsk /r on the external drive to check for any possible errors.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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624x352 avi is the video clip i was just using to test it, I checked the disk for errors and cleaned it etc today. And like i said its only like once every maybe 10-15 minutes just dont get what would cause that.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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even a pentium 4 with integrated video ought to be able to handle that kind of file so it's probably not a system limitation.

is the stuttering consistent? eg: if you pause and rewind, will the stuttering happen again in the same spot? if so, you might just have a crappy file.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What codec and player are you using specifically? Have you tried updating your codec packs, have you given VLC a try, even though it likes to throw jitters once in awhile?
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No its not consistent its completely random it just happens all the time when i use my alt hdd im using klite codec pack 32 adn 64 bit versions installed and using wmp / media player classic happens on both.
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I'm gonna have to agree with c0rr0sive ... External hdds usually don't have the greatest speed but on top of that going through a USB 2.0 port doesn't help at all... Try copying the files to your internal hdd and see if you still have the issue during playback
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