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05-18-2011

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

2011-06-12, 17:47 PM

The Moto driver (5.0.0) is the recommended for my device (DE MZ601 w/ 3.0.1) and downloadable from the mymoto website. Mediaplayer is up to date. I think it has nothing to do with DVD Catalyst, but with that file size.

Can someone try to transfer a >5GB file with WinXP Pro to the Xoom and give us the result please?

TIA.

Regards, Thorsten

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05-15-2011

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

2011-06-12, 18:44 PM

I just tried to transfer a file that eas 5.3GB over to my Xoom (using Android file transfer for Mac) and was told that I could only transfer files under 4GB, which is the standard size limit for FAT32, whether its different in Windows I don't know, I will try in Windows 7 though

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

2011-06-12, 18:53 PM

In Windows 7 I just get an error saying "Cannot copy item"

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

2011-06-12, 18:56 PM

Fat32's file size limit is 2GB, not 4GB (that's why many DVD ripping solutions offer the option to split a video up into 2GB segments)

Android sits on a Linux filesystem (presumably EXT2, 3 or 4... not sure) which should take any single file up to 32GB (as I understand it)

I'll try a 6GB transfer shortly, and let you know if I have any better luck (and, if possible, any special steps I needed to take to make it happen)

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

2011-06-12, 19:08 PM

Yes Android does have a Linux file system, but it has seperate partitions for the system files and for data. The data partition has to be compatable with Windows/Mac; if it was ext then you would not be able to access it unless you were running Linux. The file size limit is 4GB, I have files over 2GB on my Xoom, but it will not copy files over 4GB

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

2011-06-12, 19:10 PM

Actually scratch that for a sec, I'm trying another file at 4.4gb and it seems to be transferring...

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

2011-06-12, 19:11 PM

That it takes > 2GB files means it's definately not Fat32... also it is possible for the files to be stored on a non-Win/Mac compliant filesystem, if the Android actively translates from one filesystem to another. Again, I'm not 100% sure what Android is sitting on, and whether it's doing that or not... but if the limit is 4GB, it's 4GB.

Personally I wouldn't see the need to rip a DVD to any size higher than 1.4GB anyway (a typical file size for a great quality DVD rip, preserving 5.1 surround on the audio track). Most BluRay rips weight in at 1.8GB these days.... 5GB for a rip seems highly excessive.

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

2011-06-12, 19:34 PM

Well I just had a 4.4GB file transfer over fine, though it did take a while so I don't know, lol. Seems like the 4GB limit is only a limitation of the file transfer app for Mac. But yeah I agree a rip over 5GB is kinda excessive, definitely for tablet anyway, you will see no difference between that and a rip of around 2GB. I think its the first XOOM profile in DVD Catalyst that works best, it gives really good quality and decent file size. Also since the source isn't HD to begin with and is only DVD there is really no point in trying to upconvert it to 1080p

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

2011-06-12, 19:38 PM

I personally think that 1080p scales actually look worse than a typical DVD rip, since the upscale algorithms tend to make the frames look either too soft, or over-sharp.

I just transfered 6.2GB (albeit not a video file) and my Xoom took it without any arguement. It did take a short while, but it worked. I'm running Win 7 x64.

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

2011-06-12, 23:52 PM

Actually DVD Catalyst doesn't upscale by default. While possible, the option is disabled by default, and if you do enable it, the quality will just be worse. When the selected resolution is higher than that of the source video, dvdcat will just use the original video.

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