I have been happily using my Media Player for approx 4+ years now without a hitch until two days ago.
- I have several external drives that all work fine, that range from SS 8G cards to 500G WD HDD, and all have been virus/malware scanned via Norton.
- I have previously used all media types successfully on my Media Player - avi, mp3, etc.
I link my Media Player to my Denon A/V amp via HDMI, HDMI from amp to TV.
I have not updated the firmware (ever) as I have never needed to (it worked perfectly well for my needs)
Two days ago I was watching a couple different movies in sequence when the Media Player couldn’t load the next .avi file - when I started the file it froze on the opening frame. After it froze on the opening frame, I could still navigate back to the WD menu via the Back button. Furthermore, I could still navigate the WD menu (and my external drive) after this without problem.
This is when I checked all my external drives for problems, checked that it was not the source file etc. - there appears to be no problem from any of my drives nor the media files themselves.
I have since tried several different external drives on the Media Player, using files I know previously worked, using either of the USB ports, and using different file types (.avi, .mov, .wav, mp3 etc.) and the same problem occurs irrespective - the Media Player recognises the external source, I can navigate through the files, but when I press Play/Enter it either goes to a black screen for movies with no audio (just appears to black screen freeze, Note: compared to the first time it doesn’t freeze on the opening frame, just a black screen), or with music files it just freezes on the circular loading symbol. In both scenarios I can return back to the navigation menu without a problem using the Back button and navigate the source drive.
Interestingly enough, when I attempt to load a music file and the circular loading symbol appears, there is a ‘box/window’ around the circular loading symbol that is the same width and height as the circle. In this box I can see the frozen opening image of the first frame of the movie I was wanting to watch when this problem first occurred.
I found the following thread which seems to indicate that someone else had this problem in the past, but it wasn’t finalised:
Any ideas would be great. I didn’t realise how much I used the bloody thing until it didn’t work!