Why do movies I watch on my TV using an external hard drive cut off and start over in the middle?

John Carter November 24, 2012

Instead of copying movies to disc, I’ve transferred them to my portable hard drive. I plug the hard drive into my TV, which is connected with USB.

While watching the movies, they cut off and start again from the beginning. What’s wrong? Why can’t I watch full movie? Am I transferring movies from my PC to the hard drive without using the right movie format?

  1. Douglas Mutay
    December 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Is your HDD lose power when this happen? it might be the reason especially if it rely on the tv to make it work...

  2. Dave Rimmer
    November 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    May be your TV does not support the Codec check to see what Codecs are supported.

  3. Jakes
    November 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    does the movies play correctly on you computer?

  4. ha14
    November 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    perhaps movies were not correctly copied to your external hard drive
    use copy manager like teracopy, extremecopy.