Running: Windows 7, 64-bit
External My Book Essential 2TB, connected via USB3.0
I store my media on the My Book. Video files (almost exclusively in mp4 format) play back poorly. They play fine for a few minutes, then freeze while (I’m assuming) the buffer fills back up. Then the video resumes. This does not appear to happen with audio (mp3) files. This happens whether playing the files with Windows Media Player or through iTunes.
When I play the videos through my xBox 360, there doesn’t appear to be the issue.
I looked into replacing the USB 3 cable, but they’re very difficult to find locally (proprietary connector to the HDD).