Windows 10: Video files resolution getting smaller

  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Video files resolution getting smaller


    Hi
    I have on my D Drive, My own personal TV Series I have bought and converted and have a Resolution of 1280x720p in either H264 or H265 format or all Video Files.

    Today I went to watch a TV Show and I noticed that many of my Video Files have been reduced in resolution size from 720p to 480p and some of the shows are now AVI and not H264 or H265.
    I cannot figure out how that has changed?

    Any help would be grateful on how to solve this

    Thanks
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       3 Weeks Ago #2

    Welcome to TenForums @jonpwren

    Conversion to an AVI can only happen by running software to do the conversion, possibly by accident. What are you using to play these videos?
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3

    Hi
    I use Potplayer to view videos on the PC and Plex via Apple TV

    I use Potplayer just to view the quailty of the videos once converted and mainly watch on Plex after.
    I have check Plex settings and have no Optimised videos.
    I have just finished 2 days ago converting Season 1 to 10 of the X-files, and now seasons 1 to 8 have changed to AVI and the resolution from 720 to 480p.

    The X-files videos have NOT been put onto plex and are in D Drive on a sep folder, the strange thing is this is only happening on D Drive.
    Drive E which has got back-ups of all the videos are all still 720p

    I have even erased D Drive, re-formated, and place a few folders inside and after 5 to 9 days I have AVI videos instead of H264/H265.
    I use Handbrake for my conversations, which does not have the AVI format to covert files.

    I am 100% lost on this

    Cheers
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  4. Posts : 6,390
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       3 Weeks Ago #4

    jonpwren said: View Post
    I have even erased D Drive, re-formated, and place a few folders inside and after 5 to 9 days I have AVI videos instead of H264/H265.
    As I said, there has to be some sort of software running that is performing the conversion. Files don't just convert themselves, and there's no built-in Windows function that would do this. I can only think that it is some 3rd-party software running in the background and set up to convert everything on the D: drive.

    Look in Device Manager. On the Processes tab are there any video-related apps running? It may help identify the culprit by clicking on the Disk column to sort in descending order of disk activity. Watch for a while and see if anything suspicious makes it to the top of the list. On the Start-up tab, look for anything video-related that could be responsible.
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