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Archos 605 WiFi "Cannot play video! Please Check"...

I recently downloaded the "cinema" plug-in for my archos 605 wifi and everything was going fine, but a day later my archos won't let me play any video files at all. When i go to play any video file it says "Cannot play video! Please Check". Please someone help me with this problem as i only purchased the archos 3 or 4 days ago..:(

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  • dstewart Feb 09, 2008

    Cannot play video. Shows thumbnails of photos but hangs when I try to select one. It all started after I connected the mini dock for the first time, so I could play it on the tv. Hasn't worked since.

  • rehpot2 Feb 16, 2008

    Ever since I hooked up to DVR station, will not play video. Got it to work once, right after the latest firmware, but not since. It hangs when opening a video folder or file.

  • jagkuma Mar 19, 2008

    exaclty few days after purchase, exactly after down loading few video files exactly the same problem of " can not play video ! please check"...shown on the screen

  • whorfin Mar 30, 2008

    Yeah, having the exact same problem! Any ideas?:

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    Yes.. same problem here
    One workaround is to open video files in Files folder.....


  • Richard Ainslie Jul 14, 2008

    Had the same problem after connecting up and using the DVR station once. Ran a firmware update, seemed to fix it. But may have benn the temperature problem, but all my videos are 320 x ??? size.



  • Richard Ainslie Jul 14, 2008

    Had the same problem. Started after setting up the DVR station. Ran a firmware update, appeared to fix it. Though it may have been the temperature thing. Thanks for the info.

  • gijs_rikken Sep 03, 2008

    Same thing here.

    It used to play the video files, now it suddenly doesn't.

    The archos wasn't overheating, as far is I know.

  • nikhilsmenon Nov 23, 2008

    Not able to play video because of the same issue..My issue started all of sudden. It was working fine

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    i hate archos >: (  regret the day it got to my hands

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Happens to me at least once a week! Use the reset button - works every time.

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This problem seems to occur when the device overheats. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but all my videos set at 720 by 480 wont play when the device is left running for a long period of time. The smaller video files, however, still play. I think it deals with the amount of system resources required for such files to play. If you turn the device off completely by going to menu, power, and turn off device, and leave it sit for 30 minutes, all files should play properly when you turn it back on.

As a suggestion, DO NOT leave your Archos powered on and on the dvr station. This causes the device to constantly run, and if you havent noticed the Archos operates at an extremely high temperature.

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It's not the overheat problem at all. Just reset it. It works every time for me.

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

Stick a pin in it. It worked for me.

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