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    Default Stuttering video N10 + portable HDD + Nexus Media Importer

    First post here!

    I am not rooted and cannot because some of my apps require non-root (DirecTv) which makes me sad.

    I just want to watch movies on my tablet. I have Nexus Media Importer (NMI) and I can see my Western Digital 1TB portable HD (formatted NTFS). And I can sort of play the movies on the drive using NMI & MX Player. I say "sort of" because some time after starting the movie there's stuttering and freezes. The Hard drive is model WDBZFP0010BBK - 05 which is actually a USB 3.0 drive, but works fine with just USB 2.0 cables. I've got it hooked up to my computer right now with just a micro USB cable and no other power.

    Most of my movies are MKV, but some are MP4 and AVI. So far I haven't been able to play any of them. Some of them are upwards of 8GB, but some are only like 750MB. Again, nothing plays all the way through. They all start off like all is well, but eventually, pauses, stutters, hiccups, etc.

    I have AVS converter and I could convert them to some other format, if that seemed like it would help.

    Any suggestions? Is is my hard drive? Cables? Media format? Sunspots?
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    Default Re: Stuttering video N10 + portable HDD + Nexus Media Importer

    As luck would have it, yesterday I received one of these:
    Amazon.com: Estone USB 2.0 Male+Micro B 5pin Male to USB A Female Host OTG Converter Adapter Cable: Computers & Accessories
    Stuttering video N10 + portable HDD + Nexus Media Importer-51cj6kp25ol._sl1500_.jpg

    And I just watched a movie that gave me trouble over the weekend. And it played PERFECTLY! But I did notice one thing. It seems that the whole Nexus-HDD "system" is very particular about power supplies. I went through a couple of chargers before I found one that worked consistently. Next I will try to find a car charger that works reliably.

    So, the bottom line is, if you are having trouble with your hard drive, Nexus Media Importer and OTG, then try a USB powered OTG cable. And try it with several chargers, just to be sure.

    P.S. That cable I linked to above? It took three weeks to get it from China.

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