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Master Geek

#154601 1-Nov-2014 17:48
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Following on from this post

I bought a new Seagate Expansion Drive, transferred what I could to it and have it set up on my Smart Tv, no worries!

I bought a 2nd Seagate Expansion Drive, copied everything to it and use it through the USB on my Blu-Ray player on my other TV (an older AKAI) and have problems...

The Movies I downloaded prior to September 20th 2014 work fine, the movies I downloaded after that have an error message from the TV/DVD player saying 'Audio files not supported' and of course, play silently.

I doubt this is anything to do with the HDD's and perhaps not with the TV or DVD player because it coincides with the date that I installed and started using VLC as my default media player. Could that have altered the files when I downloaded them so they won't play properly on my devices?

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Uber Geek

  #1168363 4-Nov-2014 11:55
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VLC wont change the files. Chances are its been encoded with codecs the TV/whatever doesnt recognise.
Its not that uncommon, especially when movies are some pirate download were encoded with some uncommon codec .
Other times the movie might just be badly encoded/ripped, ie audio out of sync, audio missing or bad 5.1 conversion with centre channel(vocals) missing

Will these movies play without issue with VLC ?


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Master Geek

  #1168365 4-Nov-2014 11:59
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Figured it out. Dodgy dvd player. cheers!

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