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Sync with Windows media player 11

On my old PC I had window media player 9 and the archos worked fine with all .avi files. Now I have windows media player 11 and the files when I syncronize the files are broken and I cannot watch the movie.

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  • Nightowl1 Mar 26, 2009

    I had media player 10 and I could synch music files and photos to my av500 dvr, I downloaded media player 11 and I can not synch anything

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Yes i know syncing is the easiest way to hook up archos to download files have you tried manually like drop & drag the files into the video folders? Some video formats work even in the new archos series some don't & you have to buy plugins. I personally didn't like using windows media player it reminds me too much of itunes
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Archos Av500 startup problems


its a HDD or OS failure
ull have to ask the company for a replacement if its under the warranty period
make sure to register ur device on the Archos website to get a 'Technical Support Passcode.'call Archos to tell them ur problem and if ur lucky they wud repair it free of charge
if u want to try it urself...i found this one of the forums on the net..
1.remove all the screws, and remove the battery.
2. Remove the hard disk from the player by disconnecting the ribbon connector carefully from the mainboard.
3. Try to startup the player after putting the battery back in place. This time, instead of turning off, the player showed a "cannot read hard disk" error with the option of formatting it. Made me realise that the hard disk was the culprit. However, I had heard the hard disk noises previously, and they sounded fine, so I realised it was a software issue (file system was corrupted)
4. Try to connect it back, same problem as before... Also it is very difficult to first start the player & then connect the hard disk, as the player is designed to shut off in that situation.
5. The best option after this would be to get a drive enclosure designed specifically for 1.8 hitachi hard disks to connect the disk directly to the computer using USB and format it.
6. However since I didn't have a specialised enclosure, I did a lot of trail and error with the player itself (running off mains while connecting the hard disk after starting the player without releasing the power button etc etc etc) which Im sure wasnt too kind on the hard disk, but voila, I managed to start it up fine WITH the hard disk in place without the player turning off using some weird combination of holding down the power button and connecting the ribbon on the bootup screen)
7. After this, he was able to select "format", and the player began working fine he lost all the data on the player itself, but luckily he had backups of everything!

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Copy to computer


You can connect a USB to USB cable between your DVR and your computer and your DVR should be recognized as a removable storage device. Then you can just open which ever drive it is listed under. Then you copy the files from your DVR to your computer and then you should be able to double click on them and open them in Windows Media Player

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If a file is a *.bu is it possible to view this file. Or is it possible to convert it to *.avi?


Before we convert BU to AVI, we need to figure out what is BU file format. BU files are uncommon files primarily associated with a Samsung DVR like CCTV (Closed-circuit television) recording system. Bu files contain surveillance video in a proprietary Samsung format and are playable on Samsung devices or with Samsung's video software. When you are trying to open a .BU file on Windows, Mac, media players, iOS, other portable devices, you will get the info that BU files are not supported by them.

To convert BU to AVI, we need a converting tool. Find Cicever BU Converter to have a try. It also provides a nice guide on how to convert BU to AVI here: http://www.cicever.com/how-to/bu-converter-player.html

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I hope this helps you.

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Helllloooo a little problem i have come across :(


Morning, I have just bought the same one, and i also had the same problem, you have to download wmp11, as i think its something to do with the archos looking for the most up-to-date wmp. once you have loaded it, you shouldnt have a problem. Hope this helps....

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