File size

  dfb70uk 07:28 29 Mar 2008

On XP is there a limit on file size? I have been recording TV off air via a digital Rx. but when I recorded an 1 hour prog only 20 mins was recorded about 1Gb on the HDD.

  MAJ 08:18 29 Mar 2008

If the hard drive is formatted as FAT32 then there's a 4GB file size limit, if it's NTFS it should be okay.

  dfb70uk 10:39 29 Mar 2008

Thanks MAJ
All my partitions are NTFS so I don't know the reason
anybody got any ideas?

  MAJ 10:51 29 Mar 2008

You should be okay with NTFS, dfb70uk, there's no real (except the size of your drive) file size limit with NTFS. Just wondering if there are any options in the software, you're using to record your program, that limits the file size recorded at one time, as in a trial version of some software?

  dfb70uk 11:41 29 Mar 2008

I was wondering that but cannot see any reference to size limitation on the Rx software.
Thanks again

  dfb70uk 10:17 30 Apr 2008

I didn't let the prog finish recording ie the picture freezes until then

  dfb70uk 10:19 30 Apr 2008

I didn't let the prog finish recording ie the picture freezes until then

  Terry Brown 10:51 30 Apr 2008

Is the software you are using a 'Full paid up version' or a trial version.
if a trial version it may well be limited to a 'test recording only'.
If as you say 20 minutes recording used 1Gb of space, I would suggest you are trying to record HD (High defination) and you system cannot cope with this, try adjusting to a lower resolution


  dfb70uk 10:27 02 May 2008

No as I have added after stopping recording the picture freezes and you have to wait until action resumes to continue doing anything otherwise not all the programme is saved,I had treated it like a normal recorder as soon as I stopped recording tried to carry on doing something else, patience is the key!.

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