Movies greater than 2GB

BonceChops

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#1
I have changed my record settings to record movies as one file. Some of the files are now 3 and 4GB. When I ftp to the box I can only see files with a maximum size of 2GB. Does anyone know a way around this? I need to copy the large files over to my PC. I am using the PLI Diamond image.
 
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boxnut

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#2
i'm not familiar with the diamond recorder,but most recorders i'v used have 'max file size' -if recording in mpeg-2,this would make about 3 + files for a 2 hour recording. @ maxfile size=1gb..these would also burn directly to 'dvd'
what format are you saving the files to??
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#3
And remember Windows has a file size limit- think it is 4GB for FAT (but it could be NTFS!). I would recommend a smaller size and letting Nero sort it out if you're burning them to DVD. Look at any P2P site, any 4.5G downloads are split into smaller file sizes.
 
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#4
had the same problem a few years ago, when i first started burning DVDs

FAT32 OS dont like 4 gig files, i used Record Now Max to make images... it has an option to automatically cut it ito smaller chunks (2x2 gig and 1x400mb)
but when i next formatted my system i changed to NTFS and this system allows bigger files :) problem solved.

if you dont want the hasstle of formatting just yet, get your hands on Partition Magic 7 or above, this can convert a FAT32 system to a NTFS one on the fly without losing any data....thats magic!!! (as Mr Daniels would say lol)
if you havent got Partition Magic 7, PM me :)
 
BonceChops

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#5
My PC uses NTFS. I can't see the bigger than 4GB on the Dreambox when I FTP to it. When I telnet into the box I can see they are there then.
 
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wallycharlo

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#6
i had the same problem and could not find a solution. you will need to find some program which will run on dreambox, and split the file into small pieces
 
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#7
I have the same problem using pli Diamond - when I ftp or connect via samba, not all of my recorded files show up. However, I can see them when I press 'bouquet' and go to file mode, and they play ok. I can also download through the web interface, and if I reboot into a different image (e.g. Gemini 2.7) they are all there when I ftp, so it looks like a bug with the ftp and samba implementation in pli Diamond.

Apart from this, I find the pli image to be excellent, so I currently just put up with it and reboot into Gemini 2.70 when I want to download files.

As you are using ntfs on your pc like me, the 4gb fat limit is irrelevent (fat32 has a filsize limit in the terrabytes so I don't know why anyone brought this up in the first place as using fat on hard disks went the way of the dinosaur years ago...)
 
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#8
No, FAT32 does have issues with 4gb+ files. Stu is kinda confused. FAT16 had maximum allocation units shortfall, ie total size of disk. That's what he's thinking of. True, FAT32 can support many terrabytes I believe, but INDIVIDUAL files cannot be bigger than 4gb, or it freaks. My solution? Partition hard disc, keep one as FAT32 for ease of recovery should it all go t1ts up, and have another one as NTFS as that handles massive files with ease.
 
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