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    Default HTC One (M8): Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    Isn't it about time Google fixed this?

    The new M8 with a fresh 64GB SD card installed and formatted in the phone, I cannot write a video file greater than 4GB to it. Its a size limitation.

    Any known work arounds? HD movies are all larger than this limit.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-28-2014 at 10:45 AM.
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    Default Re: Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    About how much time recording does that work out to?
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    Default Re: Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    The M8 uses a 32-bit processor meaning the largest file size it can handle is 4 GB.

    It's not a Google or Android limit, it's a hardware limit.
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    Default Re: Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    The M8 uses a 32-bit processor meaning the largest file size it can handle is 4 GB.

    It's not a Google or Android limit, it's a hardware limit.
    Not true, the size limit is only on FAT16 and FAT32 cards, format the card as exFAT and the limitation is gone. That doesn't mean the software will let you record past 4GB but it may. I believe you are referring to a RAM limitation.

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    In the system framework the file transfer size has likely been limited to 4GB over MTP. I'm not sure why this is done, but I've seen it that way on most HTC ROMs.

    I guess the assumption is that most people will be using FAT formatted cards, though you'd think since the M8 supports SDXC and exFAT out of the box that they would disable that behavior by default.

    If you allowed the phone to format the card, it likely formatted it as FAT32, not exFAT. Also, I think that file size limitation may not apply if the card is mounted in Mass Storage mode, which I haven't confirmed is possible yet.
    Device 1: HTC One (M8)/831C | Hardware Version: 0005
    Baseband: 1.08.20.0916 | PRI: 2.62_003 | PRL: 53137 | Recovery: MultiROM TWRP 2.8.1

    Device 2: HTC Jewel/PJ75100 (EVO 4G LTE) | Hardware Version: 0003
    Baseband: 1.13.11.1105 | PRI: 3.02_003 | PRL: 56018 | Recovery: TWRP 2.8.1.0

    Device 3: HTC Shooter/PG86100 (EVO 3D) | Hardware Version: 0002
    Baseband: 1.09.00.0108 | PRI: 1.55_003 | PRL: 22100 | Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0

    Device 4: HTC Supersonic/PC36100 (EVO 4G) | Hardware Version: 0004
    Baseband: 2.15.00.01.15 | PRI: 2.33_003 | PRL: 40460 | Recovery: TWRP 2.8.0.0
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    How would I reformat the card as exFAT? I was trying to copy an HD full length film over (about 7GB in this instance) for viewing on the phone. Other ways to do this?
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Still cannot handle video files greater than 4GB

    Quote Originally Posted by jcthorne#AC View Post
    How would I reformat the card as exFAT? I was trying to copy an HD full length film over (about 7GB in this instance) for viewing on the phone. Other ways to do this?
    Use Windows to format it.

    Then choose USB File Sharing mode to mount device in Mass Storage mode and see if you can copy the file over.
    Device 1: HTC One (M8)/831C | Hardware Version: 0005
    Baseband: 1.08.20.0916 | PRI: 2.62_003 | PRL: 53137 | Recovery: MultiROM TWRP 2.8.1

    Device 2: HTC Jewel/PJ75100 (EVO 4G LTE) | Hardware Version: 0003
    Baseband: 1.13.11.1105 | PRI: 3.02_003 | PRL: 56018 | Recovery: TWRP 2.8.1.0

    Device 3: HTC Shooter/PG86100 (EVO 3D) | Hardware Version: 0002
    Baseband: 1.09.00.0108 | PRI: 1.55_003 | PRL: 22100 | Recovery: TWRP 2.7.1.0

    Device 4: HTC Supersonic/PC36100 (EVO 4G) | Hardware Version: 0004
    Baseband: 2.15.00.01.15 | PRI: 2.33_003 | PRL: 40460 | Recovery: TWRP 2.8.0.0

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