If Win98 limits you to 2 or 4 gigs, what about DVD files?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    Why is it possible to create a 4.3 gig DVD if 98/98SE limits you to 2 or 4
    Doc, Jan 5, 2005
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  2. Doc

    Martin Guest

    The VOB files which comprise most of the DVD may be limited to a maximum
    filesize of 1GB.

    Martin, Jan 5, 2005
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  3. Doc

    RS Guest

    Its not W98 per se. Rather its the Fat32 files system as opposed to the NTFS
    file system you would use on XP.
    RS, Jan 5, 2005
  4. Doc

    Doc Guest

    Yeah, except Win98 doesn't recognize NTFS which I recently found out the
    hard way.
    Doc, Jan 5, 2005
  5. While it is true that the default for DVD files is 1 GB per file, which should
    not be a problem with FAT32, if you create your own DVD movies, your DVD program
    might create a temp file bigger than the 4GB file size limit of FAT32. This
    happened to me with Ulead Movie Factory, which would mysteriously stop
    processing my DVD after hours of encoding. Since I had XP, I changed the program
    temp directory to an NTFS drive and this problem went away.

    Note, this won't be a problem with DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink and other DVD copy
    programs because they all utilize the standard 1GB file size.
    Randall P McMurphy, Jan 6, 2005
  6. If you run Linux and use mkisofs, there can indeed be a 2 GB limit...

    I found out when I tried to burn that large > 2GB DivX..
    This will be or is perhaps fixed? now.
    Jan Panteltje, Jan 6, 2005
  7. Doc

    RS Guest

    That is correctamundo.

    RS, Jan 6, 2005
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