1. vimagreg's Avatar
    Guys, I'm not trying to create any kind of polemics, just to post something that just happened and made me think I'll always need to have an iPhone nearby.

    I'm a teacher and, these days as you can imagine, I'm facing the need to record video classes to send to my pupils, so they can continue to study my discipline while still at home. This should be no problem, right? So I thought.

    First video. I simply put my Note 10+ in a base and started recording. No worries at all. Finished the video, 1 hour approximately, and began the process to upload it to YT when I noted something I was not expecting: my video was divided in 3 files, each with 4GB. I couldn't find a way to merge them natively... So, went to Play Store, downloaded one app well rated and put it to work for me, merging the files. My notebook is a Macbook Retina from 2015, very basic since I only use Office most of time. To merge files in it was not an option. So, Note 10+ with 12GB RAM... Time to shine! And it did the job well, only it needed almost 1:30 to finish the task. Then, 30 minutes to upload the video and wait for it to be processed... and more than 2 hours after I finished recording, my pupils had the link. I was furious...

    Second video... same thing. 3 files, 4GB each, and the need to merge it before I could upload it. Tried to edit it with another app, in my Macbook... job done in 2 hours! 30 more minutes to upload to YT, and that's all done.

    Third video... Now I knew I couldn't count with my Note 10+ to make it. Tried with my GoPro Hero. Super camera, big microSD card, should be no problem, right? Nope, no luck here. 3 files, 4GB each and the need to transfer it to my Note 10+ before I start the merging process and the final upload. 1:30 hours more than normal to conquer the link

    Today, I needed to record one more video. I remembered I still have my iPhone X, broken screen, with my wife, and decided to give it a go. Well... 1 hour video, single file, uploaded and processed in 30 minutes and... Done! Just it. Done! I almost couldn't believe the answer for my problem was with me all the time and it was my old iPhone X.

    Because of it iPhone is an iPhone. Sounds repetitive, but it just works! I'll still use my Note 10+ as my main device, since I really use that S Pen a lot and I love that big screen, but tomorrow I'll send my iPhone X for repair and as soon as Apple release a new cheap model, I'll certainly give one to my wife and one for me as a much necessary backup and life-save device.

    Just an anecdote...
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    03-31-2020 05:49 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    The maximum file limit in Android is 4GB. Until that is addressed (it is rumoured to be with Android 11) you will have this issue.
    03-31-2020 06:49 AM
  3. vimagreg's Avatar
    The maximum file limit in Android is 4GB. Until that is addressed (it is rumoured to be with Android 11) you will have this issue.
    Yes, I discovered this researching later in the internet. But, let’s be honest, that kind of limitation is unacceptable in 2020, I think. So I have a super-mega-blaster-cool device with a stellar-wow-I-don’t-believe-it hardware with 512GB microSD card, which cannot make more than 4GB videos? That’s incredible! So, for this, I’ll have to always have a nice-old-abandoned-but-not-forgotten iPhone next to me.

    I think that’s a shame
    03-31-2020 07:07 AM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    In the mean time, have you considered using a lower resolution or frame rate? That would allow for longer recording before hitting the 4 GB limit.
    03-31-2020 07:19 AM
  5. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Yes, I agree. It is antiquated and needs addressing ASAP.
    vimagreg likes this.
    03-31-2020 07:24 AM
  6. vimagreg's Avatar
    In the mean time, have you considered using a lower resolution or frame rate? That would allow for longer recording before hitting the 4 GB limit.
    Yes, I recorded in 720p, 30fps. Less than this would be too much. Because of this, I think, all the work was divided "only" in 3 files
    03-31-2020 10:17 AM
  7. wbcolon's Avatar
    I thought this was only a Note 9 issue. Learn something new everyday.
    03-31-2020 08:44 PM

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