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video playback freezes on usb playback

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by wazzaau, Jul 16, 2011.

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  1. wazzaau

    wazzaau Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2011

    I convert video files to AVI and store on a ext HDD to playback through a USB connection on a home theatre system. After about an hour or so the video will freeze for a second or so then continue, this will continue a few times until the movie finishes.
    I have also put a movie on a USB stick and the same thing happens so the only thing common to both is the home theatre.
    Could it be that the information that is being supplied is too much or too fast for the theatre system and it can't keep up so it freezes?

    Hope someone can help

  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    If it were that the hardware "couldn't keep up", I would expect it to happen more often...like every so many seconds or minutes. It is generally more noticeable and occurs soon after starting playback and is fairly consistent during the entire playback.

    You could experiment with file types or encoding options to see if you can isolate the problem. AutoGK has a "standalone player" option.
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