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Can I watch MP4 movies directly from my WD My Passport Essential drive without having to save on computer hard drive first?

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YES
All you need is an mp4 program on your computer.Here are some links 4 some free ones
http://en.softonic.com/s/mp4-player

http://en.softonic.com/s/mp4-player

http://en.softonic.com/s/mp4-player

After installing a player of your choice. jus go into the hard drive 1)right click on the file
2) open with
3)choose the player you want to watch the movie on
4) press enter.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

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First, check your computer to make sure it is keeping up with the job. In Windows, open Task Manager (Control-Alt-Delete), click on Performance, and look for the CPU graph. If it is maxed out, or if the amount of memory in use is greater than the physical memory installed in the computer (using the internal hard drive for memory), the computer is having trouble keeping up with the workload. Quit any programs not needed for playing the movie, including those resident in the task bar. You may also need to do a scan for Trojan Horses stealing processor time. Add more physical memory if necessary and possible. In Mac OS X, open Activity Monitor and check the CPU and System Memory tabs.

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