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I have a seagate 300gb external h/drive plugged into my mac book pro but cannot seem to play movies on mac book from external..help!!

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  • joesanday Sep 11, 2009

    Only movies wont play, and only on my mac book, drive works fine. have all the software to play on mac book but for some reason movies dont play

  • hamster47 May 11, 2010

    Hi Joe
    Is it only movies that don't play? Does the drive work OK in every other way?

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You didn't say how you are connecting the drive. with a MBP you should be able to play the movies if the drive transfer speed is enough. Try moving the movie onto the desktop and playing it, if that works, then it's a transfer speed problem. If not, then you probably need the right piece of software to run it. I'd try VLC which is an open source player that takes almost any content type.

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