Length of videos using the built in camera

Charlesleonard

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Using camera to shoot video for first time today. Noticed that the camera would shut off when ever the file size reached 1.9 GB. It did this several times. 2 questions:
1. Is this normal and is it a possible to change the settings so as to have all video saved regardless of size.
2. If this is a normal setup on Android 3.1 does anyone know of an app that will allow the saving of any size video. I have plenty of storage space plus a 16 Gb external card so want to be able to record several hours of video without breaking it up into several smaller size files. Reason, I have a 2 day meeting coming up and need to record it, preferably only 2 files day 1 and day 2.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Using camera to shoot video for first time today. Noticed that the camera would shut off when ever the file size reached 1.9 GB. It did this several times. 2 questions:
1. Is this normal and is it a possible to change the settings so as to have all video saved regardless of size.
2. If this is a normal setup on Android 3.1 does anyone know of an app that will allow the saving of any size video. I have plenty of storage space plus a 16 Gb external card so want to be able to record several hours of video without breaking it up into several smaller size files. Reason, I have a 2 day meeting coming up and need to record it, preferably only 2 files day 1 and day 2.
Thanks in advance.
Not 100% sure but it sound like a FAT issue. Both the internal storage and the SD card are formatted as FAT and not NTFS which has a limit to the file size which i think is about 2G. I have been able to save movie files that are a little bit larger on the SD card but at best i get 2.3 or 2.5G sizes. I think you have no choice but to do multiple files download them off the tablet and then combine them.
 
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Not 100% sure but it sound like a FAT issue. Both the internal storage and the SD card are formatted as FAT and not NTFS which has a limit to the file size which i think is about 2G. I have been able to save movie files that are a little bit larger on the SD card but at best i get 2.3 or 2.5G sizes. I think you have no choice but to do multiple files download them off the tablet and then combine them.

FAT32 actually has a 4GB (minus 1 byte) file-size limit, so that shouldn't normally be the case. I've found low-quality memory such as that found in generic USB drives/SD cards etc will tend to corrupt or fail to transfer such files though. FAT16 had something like a 2GB limit on drive/partition sizes though I believe, but I'm not sure which file system the Android tablets use natively -- I'd assumed FAT32 til this point, if not the Linux ext2fs(??) file system or similar, which should definitely support large files.
 
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