2/4 Gig Limit - Is the limitation on the OS? The app software? File System? BIOS?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ben Nguyen, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. Ben Nguyen

    Ben Nguyen Guest

    I need to capture some vhs videos, and Ive heard of lmiting the size
    2gig or 4gigs (depending who you ask).

    Is the OS (win98) the limiting factor or is it how the drive is
    formatted (ntfs, fat32, etc).

    Ben Nguyen, Nov 29, 2003
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  2. Ben Nguyen

    DeepOne Guest

    The file system is the limiting factor. You can't have files larger
    than 4GB with FAT32 (you can with NTFS).

    Capture software that I've used will automatically split your captures
    into multiple files when necessary, so the file size limit isn't
    really a serious problem.
    DeepOne, Nov 29, 2003
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  3. Ben Nguyen

    Bariloche Guest

    It's both. Fat, Fat32, Ntfs, each have their own size limits. But then
    each OS can read only some file systems. Win95 could only read the
    old Fat, Win95 OSR2 added Fat32 support, and Ntfs is, well, a thing of
    NT, as the name implies (NT File System). From the point of view of a
    programmer, there's no justification for that; Win95 should have been
    able to read Ntfs, but MShit plans were (even then) to lead us by
    slowly (and ONLY by slowly) into the NT world, reaping thus great
    rewards along the path (Win95 -> OSR2 -> 98 -> Me -> Xp)

    So if you format a drive as Ntfs, Win98 shall not be able to use it.

    VirtualDub, Avi_Io, and iuVcr, can be used to split the capture. The
    latter is my favourite for this.
    Bariloche, Nov 29, 2003
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