1. jcthorne#AC's Avatar
    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.
    03-28-2014 08:24 AM
  2. jev425's Avatar
    About how much time recording does that work out to?
    03-28-2014 08:38 AM
  3. Darth Mo's Avatar
    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.
    03-28-2014 09:42 AM
  4. uh60james's Avatar
    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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    03-28-2014 10:00 AM
  5. Captain_Throwback's Avatar
    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.
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    03-28-2014 10:15 AM
  6. jcthorne#AC's Avatar
    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?
    03-28-2014 07:22 PM
  7. Captain_Throwback's Avatar
    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.
    03-28-2014 07:32 PM

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