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Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-11, 18:24 PM

Hi,

i converted a DVD with DVD Catalyst which results in a about 5,2GB file. I tried to transfer it to the Xoom "Movies" folder via USB. The transfer starts and the estimated time was abou 9 minutes. Right before the end the transfer stalls at 10 seconds. The transfer doesn't seem to finish. After about 15 minutes i clicked the cancel button. I use Win XP Pro. Small files seem to be no problem. PDFs and music files are transfered without problems.

Any ideas?

Regards, Thorsten

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05-15-2011

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-11, 18:53 PM

Usually SD cards are FAT32 formatted, I assume the flash storage in the Xoom is the same and if so, FAT32 has a file size limit of 4GB, so you simply cannot store files any larger than that

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-11, 19:23 PM

Hopefully a Linux based OS will not have FAT32 as file system ;-)

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-11, 20:44 PM

Not for the system and apps no, but the data partition probably is, to keep compatibility with Windows and Mac. If it was in a Linux format, you wouldn't be copying anything to it

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-12, 15:39 PM

Hi Thorsten,

Thank you for using DVD Catalyst,

The Xoom can actually handle large files with ease (I went up to 15GB  for a single file myself, 1920x1080,20Mbps H264 video). The problem you experienced is that Windows  uses something called "Background Transfer, which basically loads part  of the file in your computer-memory to speed up the transfer a bit. The  progressbar for the transfer that is displayed by Windows is actually a  representation of this so it looks like the file transfer is pretty  quick, but near the end, it just seems to sit there doing nothing while  Windows is waiting for the transfer to complete.

Last night I copied a 1GB file over to my Xoom, and within 5 seconds it  was at 98% of the transfer, and then it took about 7 minutes before it  was actually completely done. If you let it sit there, it will  eventually finish.

The 5GB filesize for your movie is a bit overkill though. I think you selected the HQ2 profile, which works great for HD-sized content, but for DVDs (which have a lower resolution) its a bit much. The standard "Xoom" profile will create create near-perfect videos for DVD-sized content, and you end up with files between 1-2GB.

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-12, 17:22 PM

Hi,

thanks for the reply. Yes i heard of the misleading time estimation of Windows file explorer, but the file was hanging at 10 seconds for about 1 hour (did another try). After cancelling the file copy, the file seems to be in the "Movies" folder, but it can't be played.

I converted my HP7 DVD with the Xoom HD1 1080 profile. Will try it again with the standard Xoom profile (file size estimation is about 1,7GB).

Regards, Thorsten

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-12, 17:30 PM

Hm,

Maybe it is a driver-issue?

Try updating the Motorola drivers and Windows Media Player.

It might be better to continue this by email. Most of the DVD/Bluray conversion-related posts on these forums are moderated.

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-12, 17:31 PM

Ever hear the expression "The progress bar is moving, but the remaining time is going up"? That expression was coined solely based on Windows.

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-12, 17:34 PM

@dvdcatalyst

Perhaps DVD Cataylst should provide a File Transfer wizard internally, to bypass Windows' useless system. Simply by creating a File Stream in the correct location on the Xoom, and writing the source Stream into it, it'll take a fraction of the time it takes for Windows File Copy to do it.

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Re: Problem transfering a big file to the Xoom...

2011-06-12, 17:41 PM

@lakraven,

I have something in place for that already, but unfortunately it only works by accessing the location by drive-letter. Because the Xoom uses Windows Media Player to transfer the files, that part doesn't work. Implementing a similar transfer method in DVD Catalyst after the conversion is complete would result in the same issue.

However, I recently picked up Android development (one app in the market at the moment), and a transfer app is on my list.

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