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New 128GB not playing movies


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#1 teo_myster

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Hello everyone, i am stomped here i hope anyone can share some light please. I purchased two 128BG USB Flash drives from Ebay that came from China, so i know they are not the best quality. But this is really weird. On one of them can only play four movies, if i copy a fifth movie or more, none of them or al of the rest will not play. The other USB is the same, but that one can hold and play nine movies not more. I tried formatting them the fast way and the long way. I am lost, please someone tell me what the heck this can be.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Hello :welcome: to BleepingComputer!

 

What format are the files in? Also what application are you using to try to play them, does it show an error when you try to play it? 


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Hell and thank you for responding, my video files are MP4, .AVI or .MKV. All my videos normally play fine on all my USB's. Can if be because these new flash drives were formatted in exFAT?



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

The format the drive is in, I do not believe should matter. You did not say what you were trying to play them with, or if/what the player errors with. 


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

I normally play my movies with GOM player, but also tried WMP and RealPlayer. The error i get depends on the player. With GOM player i get a codec error, but when you try to get the codec you get none. WMP you get an error that it cannot play, same with Real Player.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

Try this http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ and remove Real Player and GOM instead.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

One possibility; you might have been supplied drives of smaller capacity which have had the controller modified to appear to write to capacity beyond their true size, but it just re-maps thus not triggering I/O errors, but corrupting the existing data. This type of fake drive will appear to format normally.

 

A clue to this could be the space occupied by the files that initially work, in comparison with increments in drive size - eg if movies occupying less than 16GB of space are fine but when you add a file that goes over that, they stop working, we could assume the drive only contains 16GB of flash RAM.

 

There are utilities to test for fake flash drives, but I'm not sure if they test 128GB yet, e.g. h2testw lists up to 64GB:

 

http://www.heise.de/download/h2testw.html


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