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Started by Melissa, August 13, 2013, 03:32:13 PM
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Quote from: Emegra on August 13, 2013, 03:49:34 PMWhen you say a hardrive what exactly do you mean is this an external drive you plug into a USB port or do you have it installed inside your PC, if it's an external USB drive it might be worthwhile copying the movie files over to your PC and seeing how they run from a local source, I doubt re-installing VLC will make any difference but it might also be worth trying another media player just to see Good luckGraeme
Quote from: Emegra on August 13, 2013, 03:59:14 PMI don't think it would be due to the small disc as you're running the files from their own disc space but do you have enough space on your HDD to copy over even 1 movie file you know is problematic just to test it ?
Quote from: salparadise on August 13, 2013, 04:44:28 PMHow big are these mp4's?Try installing kplayer if you're on KDE or mplayer if you're on some Gnome thingy.I've had occasions when VLC has not performed too well (on a fat box with loads of RAM etc). Kplayer (a front end to mplayer) has been an acceptable replacement.
Quote from: Emegra on August 13, 2013, 04:57:10 PMI think salparadise is right it would definitely be worth trying another media player but you may already have one available if you click Menu/Sound & Video you'll see what media players you have installed if there's another one there try that.I don't know what version of Mint you're running but I used to use Mint/Cinnamon and gave up on it because of glitchy video streaming from a remote location
Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 13, 2013, 06:08:01 PMBefore messing with other media players .. what happens if you copy the mp4 and mkv file to the local hard drive and attempt to play them in VLC ?
QuoteCan't do that Mark- not got enough disk space free on my netbook
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean