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Old 11-12-22, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default Camcorder Playback Anomaly

I store my camcorder videos on an auxiliary hard drive attached to my laptop. Until yesterday they always played fine using Media Player, which I have on the laptop... now they keep jamming up and stopping.

But... if I copy the video file onto an SD card and play from this instead, everything works fine as before - I tried this because I wanted to check whether the files had become corrupted or that Media Player or even the pc was faulty

Is the auxiliary drive maybe wearing out?
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Old 11-12-22, 09:40 AM   #2
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Could be the cable from the drive to the laptop, or possibly the laptop was doing a process in the background that was memory intensive.
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Thanks, HW3 - gives me something to try (the cable) plus I have Bitdefender which is ALWAYS bloody updating or doing something in the background
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like most things its a process of elimination, a background process hogging resources is common, I would boot up your laptop in safe mode, is there anything showing up in the task manager ? and are there any start up programs which you don't need to be running ?
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I'll look at this lot too - thanks, mate
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Old 11-16-22, 06:54 AM   #6
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HW3 got it with the cable, thanks. I'd forgotten that I'd removed the cable from its usual port in the laptop and plugged it into a USB hub recently - this hub can be temperamental (mouse suddenly stops working etc) so I've plugged the drive cable back into the laptop and it all works fine again - doh!


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Glad you figured it out and got it running good again.
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