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zpole
29-04-2012, 03:56 PM
why wont a 16 gig flash drive take a one 8 gig file

Speedy Gonzales
29-04-2012, 03:59 PM
It'll have to be formatted in NTFS. You'll get an error if you try and copy anything over 4 GB to it (if its formatted in FAT32)

zpole
29-04-2012, 04:19 PM
if i format in ntfs will it still play on my dvd player thanks

Speedy Gonzales
29-04-2012, 04:20 PM
No I think most dvds only support FAT / FAT32

ChazTheGeek
29-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Speedy you have an answer for everything.

stratex5
29-04-2012, 04:23 PM
As you would expect.

Speedy Gonzales
29-04-2012, 04:28 PM
I think these Freeview HD receivers with USB ports only support FAT32 formatted hdds too. Too bad if whatever is over 4 GB. After its been recorded. The end of it, will probably get cut off

pcuser42
29-04-2012, 04:37 PM
While NTFS would work for a flash drive, I'd format it as exFAT instead if you can, this is designed for flash drives whereas NTFS is designed for hard drives.

As for the Freeview recorder, I would think that the recorder splits the recording into several <=4GB files and chain them together...

Chilling_Silence
29-04-2012, 06:16 PM
My money is on this being a downloaded HD Video file, which probably won't play anyway coz it'll be h.264 / aac in an MKV container...

Lawrence
30-04-2012, 07:55 AM
I assume it's a movie(big at 8gb) ,try putting it through Freemake http://www.filehippo.com/download_freemake_video_converter/ to see if it's a problem with the file ,try it in some other format as well

And,is your 16Gb USB drive really 16GB or a knock off?

Slankydudl
30-04-2012, 08:05 AM
Never heard of a knock off usb, it would be obvious if there wasnt enough space on the drive as it would say so.

Slankydudl
30-04-2012, 08:35 AM
Lol disregard that comment. As I am totally wrong.