Media Center playing ripped dvd's on an external drive

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by duranh, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. duranh

    duranh Guest

    I have my dvd's ripped to an external 500 gig drive connected via USB. Media
    Center is set to watch for changes on this drive. I can see all of my movies
    in the DVD Library on Media Center, but when I try to play them I get an
    error saying it can't be played. When these movies are stored locally on my
    C: drive, they play just fine. However, I need to store them on an external
    Any ideas as to what the problem may be???
    duranh, Jul 8, 2007
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  2. duranh

    Dana Cline Guest

    Are you using My Movies from If not, give it a try...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline, Jul 10, 2007
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  3. duranh

    duranh Guest

    Yes. I'm using the latest version of My Movies. The program works great. I
    see everything the way that I should in Media Center, but the movies won't
    play. Yesterday they actually did play for a little while, then they started
    failing again. I'm going to try to hook up the external drive with a sata
    cable instead of the USB. Not sure if that will help but it's worth a shot.
    I just don't know why it would work sometime and not others...
    duranh, Jul 10, 2007
  4. duranh

    Dana Cline Guest

    Might be USB drivers. I've heard of issues with some motherboards...I assume
    you have the latest drivers for yours? If you do a straight copy to another
    drive from that USB drive, do you see any issues?

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline, Jul 12, 2007
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