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W.D. my passport problem.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bigkeithx, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. bigkeithx

    bigkeithx Member

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    Hi can anyone help me please. I have a 1TB W.D.My Passport external portable hard drive,I have filled it with Films and t.v. programs(about 100 Gbs)but when I plug it into my S##Y 3D TV,not all the stuff is showing so I plug it back into my PC everything is still on the drive.has any one got any ideas, thanx
     
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    mrslicker Regular member

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    Yeah. Probably the media that is not showing is of an incompatible format (.flv, .mkv, etc.) you might need to re-encode into a useable format for the tv.

    handbrake, ripbot and staxrip are all capable programs for encoding.
     
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    Thanks mrslicker,will give it a go and let u know.
     
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    would also try and find out if your tv supports fat 32 or ntfs first, if it supports fat 32 then files under 4 gig will play ( depending on file as your first responce was), if it supports ntfs then big files will play over 4 gig, best thing to do is read/download your tv manual and see what it supports ( biggest one to look out for is fat 32 or ntfs) then what movie files it supports ( avi,mpv,mkv,bd etc). good luck, its pretty easy
     
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    Hi mrslicker just tried re-encoding,dont seem to make any difference,it seems that the WD drive will only show a certain amount of info and thats it,so I dont think its the format bit.
     
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    thanx tongs007,have tried wot u said and it works, it took a while but i got there in the end once again thanx.
     
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    no problem :)
     

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