External Hard Drive Issue (See Video)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Juanbond, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Juanbond macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2009
    About 9 months ago I purchased an external Western Digital 2 TB hard drive. I just crossed the 1 TB mark and now any video I add to the hard drive causes my computer to freeze when played. Everything added over the last few months still plays fine, everything added in the last couple of days locks up my system. As shown in this video clip the previews open quickly but ANY thing I have tried to add in the last day or so freezes up my system. The video files played from the external hard drive cause the same problem on my iMac and new Mac Book Pro but play fine directly from the computer.

    Any ideas what could be causing the problem? I used handbreak to encode the videos.


    Thank you.
  2. omni macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hows the hard drive formatted?

    Can you copy the file(s) that you are having issues with to your local HD and see if they play?

    Assuming they do (which I think they will) my guess would be something weird with the hard drive.

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