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       Everything takes forever to play pause anything, Every play feature takes foreva.. Menu`s fine.
    vicelore
    post Jan 19 2011, 03:43 PM
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    Hey guys.

    Just stumbled apon this forum and very happy i did.

    Iv used my HD Live for about 8 months and in the last 4ish months iv been having playback issues.

    The issue is when playing any media, Be it Movies Mp3`s , Avi MKV anything.. It takes foreva to start playback. Like im talking 4-5 minutes.

    Also when pausing then playing it takes about the same time.

    I had a feeling it was the player itself, But latley tried another 2TB drive with identical movie files and it worked fine.

    Now im thinking it must be the file structure or software on the Drive it self.. Inside the .TV folder ( or what ever it is ) Not my actual folders containing video/music files.

    When looking for differences in these folders between the drive that works and the drive thats playing up iv noticed a fair few differences.

    For 1 i had hidden that actual system folder on the drive playing up. Could this be the problem ? I havent had a chance to try it yet.

    Or is there a way to recreate the WD software stored on the HDD itself ?

    Looking forward to your input guys.

    Cheers Vice
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    post Jan 19 2011, 04:42 PM
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    The .WD_TV folder simply contains the Media Library database for the media on the drive. if you feel it's corrupted, feel free to delete the folder. As long as the Media Library feature is turned on, when you connect the drive, it will rescan the entire thing and recreate the database. Let this process complete, and only then start accessing your media. See if this helps. If not, could be the drive itself, since the other one works fine.
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    post Jan 19 2011, 04:58 PM
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    Yea i just wanted to make sure it wasnt some kind of software issue as the drive works perfectly on a PC.

    It might need a formatting but coppying 2TB of files back over USB 2.0 is a PITA..

    Ill give deleting all WD software off and let it recreate it. Iv soft and hard reset the device. So its pretty much all thats left to do.

    Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Vice.
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    post Jan 19 2011, 05:44 PM
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    you could try hooking the drive up to your PC and running a scandisk or checkdisk on it to be sure it's okay..
    other than that perhaps a defrag of it. I have 4 1TB drives and I have never defraged any of mine so far but I am not having issues either so it may be worth a try
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    post Jan 20 2011, 02:29 PM
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    Hey guys.

    Well just letting you know that removing all WD folder structure off the drive then letting it recreate fixed the play back issues, The HDD itself seems to work fine but after testing with SeaDrives, Seems to have some problems, But thats another story.

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Glad everythings working correctly now.

    Cheers Vice
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