Videos Play In Fast Forward


I recently just began experiencing a new problem.   I downloaded and AVI file and put it on my flash drive.   When I went to play it, it only plays in fast forward.   I tried updating my firmware, re-downloading the file and changing different flash drives but nothing is stopping it from playing in fast forward.

Any ideas what my issue is and how I can fix it?


You mean the WD actually says that it IS fast forwarding?  Like 2X on the screen?


No.  It plays at twice the speed.  The player is not playing in Fast Forward.  The file is playing fast.


Post the MEDIAINFO output for one of those files.


Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
File size                        : 234 MiB
Duration                         : 28mn 25s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 151 Kbps
Writing application              : Some super fast AVI muxer


That’s not enough…  Post ALL of the output.


I have a mate who is having the same problem with WD Mini did anyone ever get a solution to this?

Plays 2 or 3 times normal speed - plays normally on DVD player from a usb stick and plays normally on PC.

File type is avi  with divx/xvid encoding.


Hi, I am having the same problem, I have not encountered this before.  The files play perfectly on VLC, however are playing in what seems to x2 on my WD Mini. 

Where do I find the output information?  I can post this if someone lets me know how to access it.



I only experienced this fast forward thingie when playing AVI files with VBR audio stream. Post media info to confirm. Or try quickly removing the audio with virtualdub and see if it has any improvement.


hi, i have the same problem…

here is the mediainfo output :

Complete name                    : ***********r.avi
Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
File size                        : 106 MiB
Duration                         : 11mn 54s
Overall bit rate                 : 1 244 Kbps

ID                               : 0
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Simple@L3
Format settings, BVOP            : No
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                         : DX50
Codec ID/Hint                    : DivX 5
Duration                         : 11mn 54s
Bit rate                         : 1 098 Kbps
Width                            : 720 pixels
Height                           : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 5:4
Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
Standard                         : PAL
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.106
Stream size                      : 93.6 MiB (88%)
Writing library                  : XviD 1.1.0 (UTC 2005-11-22)

ID                               : 1
Format                           : MPEG Audio
Format version                   : Version 1
Format profile                   : Layer 3
Mode                             : Joint stereo
Mode extension                   : MS Stereo
Codec ID                         : 55
Codec ID/Hint                    : MP3
Duration                         : 11mn 54s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 128 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Stream size                      : 10.9 MiB (10%)
Alignment                        : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration             : 24 ms (0.60 video frame)

any idea ??




Well, if you take the specifications at face value, the specs say nothing of DivX, but says XVID is.



thx for the quick reply, but to honest -  i have no idea where you point now… do you think that the file (container) is not correct ?

shall i give it a try and convert it in a more compatible format (which one)??




My live hub just started doing this as well? Ive tried playing different files (even old favorites that have worked in the past). It just starts fast forwarding or rewinding and shows the 2x on the screen. I thought that perhaps the remote was sending out a signal, but after fiddling with it a bit I dont believe thats whats happening.