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Windows 7: usb limited capacity


08 Jun 2013   #1
keviny6

64 bit
 
 
usb limited capacity

When I send a movie to my Seagate 1tb or even other usb , any thing above 2hrs of play time , I get an error saying ---the file so and so is too large for file system----size4.44 g b---length 02:29:49 .
the Seagate has 780 g b spare and my Phillips one is 16 g b spare.---other movies that I can not copy to u s b are over the 2:18 running time, All downloaded movies come from u tube and converted to mpeg , the same process is used in all
Where do I look for help to fix the problem


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08 Jun 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are all of the movies 4+ GBs? Is the HDD and USB drives formatted as FAT? That would be your problem. FAT has a strict limit on file size 4+ GB is beyond it. You;ll need to convert them to NTFS.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881
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08 Jun 2013   #3
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Instead of formatting to NTFS you could format the USB to exFAT which would also allow files over 4 GB.

Loki
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08 Jun 2013   #4
keviny6

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are all of the movies 4+ GBs? Is the HDD and USB drives formatted as FAT? That would be your problem. FAT has a strict limit on file size 4+ GB is beyond it. You;ll need to convert them to NTFS.

How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP
had trouble playing with ntfs and changed to fat 32 which takes and plays up to 2 gigs --------thanks for reply ex fat works
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08 Jun 2013   #5
keviny6

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Instead of formatting to NTFS you could format the USB to exFAT which would also allow files over 4 GB.

Loki

thank you very much done that and its working ok
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08 Jun 2013   #6
keviny6

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are all of the movies 4+ GBs? Is the HDD and USB drives formatted as FAT? That would be your problem. FAT has a strict limit on file size 4+ GB is beyond it. You;ll need to convert them to NTFS.

How to convert a FAT16 volume or a FAT32 volume to an NTFS file system in Windows XP
ntfs allows to download ok but wont play on tvwith olayer

ex fat also allows the download but that wont play iether
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08 Jun 2013   #7
keviny6

64 bit
 
 

did think problem solved but after formatting both and sending to u s b both ex fat and n t f s wont play with my player or television
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09 Jun 2013   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

As mentioned FAT32 has a firm 4 GB maximum file size. There is no way around that. NTFS doesn't have this limitation but it has other issues in that it was never intended for use on external drives and compatibility outside Windows is limited. Most modern operating system can at least read it but compatibility with game consoles is virtually nonexistent.

exFAT was designed as an alternative to FAT32 on external drives. It has some of the advanced features of NTFS but fewer problems on external drives. Unfortunately at the present time exFAT is supported only on XP (with a downloadable driver) and later and current versions of the Mac OS. Not game consoles where FAT32 is just about the only option.
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09 Jun 2013   #9
keviny6

64 bit
 
 

looks like I will use dvd rw for the large ones or a mix of 8gig dvd r ones worth keeping
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