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Re: Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) Playing large video files on the SGN
Playing large files (>4GB) isn't the problem, it's transferring files that large that's a bit more difficult. I'm sure someone else with a more technical understand can explain in more detail but in simplest terms, you cannot natively transfer files >4GB via USB--I believe it has something to do with FAT32 formatting. I tried it myself using my Nexus 7 (2013) and confirmed that Android File Transfer would not let me move a 7GB file to my device via USB. Did a little research and there are a variety of workarounds, some more technical/involved than others. The simplest solution appears to be to format your microSD card using exFAT (vs. default FAT32), which allows files up to 16GB in size, transfer the files directly to the card from your computer, and insert the card into your Android device. I'm not sure if this is viable using both Windows PCs or Macs, will investigate further once I have my Note 10.1. Obviously though this is not an option for devices with only internal storage. I also was able to transfer large file movies to my Nexus 7 (one 7GB, another over 8GB) via Wifi using AirDroid and iSyncr.
Originally Posted by Derrick Ray
While iTunes can often be a noose around one's neck, it does make moving video files to an iDevice far simpler than the hoops one has to jump through getting the same files onto an Android device.