All of a sudden, my Archos 704 WiFi have stopped working. It starts fine and I can click on Movies. But when I then try to select a film it jumps back to the previous screen. I have tried to click on "Update Firmware" but nothing happens when I tap the screen. I can tap the screen on options like Browser, etc but when I try to be selective, it won't let me and jumps back to where I were.
Is there a way of re-setting my Archos to where it was when I bought it or could this be a HW problem?
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Re: Cannot play any movies
A couple of procedures you can try: 1. Do a soft reset. Press on the power button for about 15 seconds; 2. Do a full/hard reset by removing the batteries and pressing the master reset button; 3.
Do a Systems Recovery by powering on and immediately press/hold the TV
button till Recovery Mode is displayed. Follow on screen instruction of
Forcing Touch Screen Calibration. You may need also to format the
internal HD but that would mean you loose whatever data is inside.
the above is not corrective, it is possible that as you posted it may be a hardware issue. Some users have reported serious hardware or firmware
problems with the 704 that would require replacement by the
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Hi there, got the same problem too - have tried to put the cinema and podcast add ons to no effect, re ripping dvd didnt help either. if you get any solutions can you email me on email@example.com its driving me mad!
I dont like it to use Windows media player and to synchronise.
In Settings -> System you need to set USB on 'PC Hard Drive'
Then you can use My Computer to find the Movies, just copy and past them in Archos -> Video map. Notice that Archos can't play any movie, you need special extensions.
I kow 1 exension, I convert my movies always in that 1 so Archos can read the movie: AVI MPEG4
There are more, but I need to find out.
Anyway, good luck trying to 'install' video's on Archos and also watch them ;)
The video plugin you bought is so that you may watch Videos by transferring them from your computer. But what you are trying to do cannot be done because your archos browser does not come with flash so you cannot view videos in a website. Unfortunately it just cannot be done. I also have a 704 and was very disapointed to learn that I cannot watch videos from websites.
I had the same issue.
The size of the AVI cannot exceed 1gb or the end of the movie will never play.
I had a movie that was 1,7gb. 2 hrs and 15 seconds.
The Archos recognized this as a 1.7gb file and 2:00:15 long.
As soon as the movie started, the time line bar at the bottom of the screen went from 2:00:15 to 1:10:25. Basically, it cut off the last 50 minutes of the movie.
I simply divide the movie into 1gb chunks.
I decrypt the DVD to the computer
Use Nero Recode to convert it to and MP4. Divide the movie into 1gb chunks and Maximize the Volume.
Use SUPER to convert it to an AVI / MPEG-4 / MP3.
Copy this to the Video folder of the Archos.
This is simply something that Archos does not want to admit is an issue. They want you to purchase the Cinema plugin.