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Windows 7: MKV files to a flash drive?

08 Jan 2012   #1
kf9vh

windows 7
 
 
MKV files to a flash drive?

I can get a 5 gig mkv file to save to a 16 gig flash drive. It says there is not enough room. I have formatted the flash and it has 16 gig available.

What is going on? how can I get the movie to save to the flash drive?

Thanks


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08 Jan 2012   #2
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Sure can!
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08 Jan 2012   #3
kf9vh

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Sure can!
Don't keep me in suspense.
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08 Jan 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Sure can!
and this is helpful because?..........
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08 Jan 2012   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

FAT32 formatted media have a file size limit of 4GB irrespective of the free space.
NTFS does not have this limit but some media devices may require FAT32.
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08 Jan 2012   #6
kf9vh

windows 7
 
 

Is it because the flash drive is formatted in fat32? Do I need to format it differently?

Earth to anyone with an answer.
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08 Jan 2012   #7
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Sure can!
and this is helpful because?..........
Because the first post has been edited since I wrote that.

Initially the first post said, "Can I?" Hence my response.
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08 Jan 2012   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kf9vh View Post
Is it because the flash drive is formatted in fat32? Do I need to format it differently?

Earth to anyone with an answer.
I thought I gave you an answer? What don't you understand?

By media devices I mean things like Blu Ray players which will read FAT32 USB devices. Some of these won't read NTFS.
Maybe if you also give some information on what you want to achieve it would help.
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08 Jan 2012   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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08 Jan 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Do I need to format it differently?
Answer is YES you have to format it to NTFS. I think that was obvious from what mjf said.
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