Is there a 4 gig file size limit in WinXP?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Doc, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    I knew there's a size limit under 98, I thought there was no such limit with
    XP, however Pinnacle Studio tells me I can only capture up to 4 gigs.
    Doc, Nov 17, 2004
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    Cory Guest

    This is a hard drive formatting limitation only. Your drive is a FAT
    formatted drive and you need to make it NTFS. It has nothing to do with the
    operating system.

    Cory, Nov 17, 2004
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    Bariloche Guest

    NTFS file system, which XP can handle, doesn't have a 4 GB file size
    limit, but it's the Avi format that has it.

    Other programs manage this issue by splitting the capture into a
    series of files, without interrupting it.
    Bariloche, Nov 17, 2004
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    SjT Guest

    As the other posters have mentioned its the HDD formatting that gives
    you limitations, only winxp/nt/2000 can use NTFS rather than FAT32
    which allows you to have a single file over 4gb on your drive.

    However, i personally would recommend splitting your clips when
    capturing as it is alot easier to edit with smaller clips rather than
    reusing the same one over and over again.

    Maybe consider using something like scenalyzer which allows you to
    press the button to split where you want, or autodetects changes in
    the record to create new scenes.
    SjT, Nov 17, 2004
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