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My lg arx8000 home thearter is not playing files from my external hard drive

I cant play media files from my external hard drive

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Probably a format issue.

Not enough info
It's like saying My car won't start and not saying the gas gauage reads empty.

Posted on Apr 02, 2014

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You need to install video codecs frm the below website

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm

Also check if you have directx 9.0c installed if it is not windows xp.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: When I copy a DVD onto my hard drive, I'm able to

itz unclear to me as what type of data u r coping..
howevr, try downloading n install 'k-lite mega codec pack'..
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
it may solve ur problem..!!

there r several tools to join video/media files..u may try with H J Split/River past Video Cleaner Pro/DVD Fab/No1VideoConverter..so on

if problem persists, u may post comments to me/us....

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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