12-03-2012, 10:04 AM #1
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I recorder a 45 min video, 4.5gb the other night. Plays great on phone, doesn't seem to be any problem with the video file. When I attempt to copy the file via USB to my computer, it always terminates the copy early leaving me with a 502mb file. This is using a Lumia 920, and the PC is running Windows 8. I've attempted to sync the file, and simply drag & drop copy. Both end with the same results. Has anyone else run into this issue?
EDIT: I tried to copy the file over on an XP machine with 74gb of free space. It gave me an error saying I didn't have enough storage space on the computer I was copying to.
Last edited by Sydrian; 12-03-2012 at 10:58 AM.
12-05-2012, 11:30 AM #3
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From what I've read, WP8 uses MTP for USB conectivity. MTP seems to have issues in general with the transfer of large files. As for wifi uploading of video to skydrive, I tried that, set to high quality wifi transfer. Ended up with a terrible 50mb video. I tried copying it over on my XP machine at work, and it wouldn't even ATTEMPT to do it. Simply said I didn't have the room to transfer the file, on a HD with 70gb free.
I've also noticed that when you try to delete large files on the phone, they tend to move around instead of getting deleted.
- 12-08-2012, 05:40 PM #9
The problem seems to be in your OS, not in phone or windows phone. If you're using windows xp you're most likely on fat32 file system which means max file size for you is less than 4gb. Next time try dividing the footage into smaller files (lesser than 4gb), or go to someone with windows 7/8 (or linux perhaps? not sure) that uses newer file system to divide it somehow into lesser files.
- 12-08-2012, 06:04 PM #10
XP has been default of NTFS since release (pretty sure), 2000 was the last fat32 OS (and even then, the pro's were all ntfs since sp2) ** If I recall correctly**.
The OP is also having the issue with win8 which is definitely not fat. Seems to be an issue with windows ditching mounting the partition as a USB drive if you ask me. I have a ton of movies and such over that size and if I can't move them around, i won't be switching from android.
- 12-08-2012, 06:11 PM #11
I stand corrected. When installing XP one can choose either ntfs or fat32, it is possible that he had chosen fat over ntfs, but that doesn't explain w8 issues.
As for windows8, I am recording some random movie as we speak, will wait for it to bloat to 4+gb and then see if I can copy it freely (using windows 8 x64).
Just realized how long would 4+gb movie had to be and gave up since its getting quite late already. I did however tried copying a 5gb movie file onto memorycard of my phone (to check if i can copy it back later) but at the end of copying I was receiving error saying that I either ran out of memory (can't be) or device stopped responding.
If I'll remember about it, I'll test it again tommorow.
Last edited by Morq; 12-08-2012 at 06:51 PM.
- 12-08-2012, 08:02 PM #12
For the XP Machine, unless the HDD came pre-formatted FAT32, anything 32GB and above was forced to NTFS for formatting. I doubt it's an issue there. Starting with Vista, I believe it always goes to NTFS without giving an option no matter the size of the drive.
Kind of a odd error, almost has to be with either how WP8 or the hardware handles the transfer.
- 05-08-2013, 07:12 AM #18
it's both a viable (it will work) and also a test to see if a) the phone has an issue with transfers, b) the w8 box has issues with smaller transfers c) it gets the video -where the user wants it-.
splitting files into smaller sections has been around for a long time. it's not elegant, or fun, but neither is the original issue the OP asked about.
- 05-08-2013, 09:07 AM #19
who owns a mac? seriously, I can find a Linux user faster than a mac user. i'm guessing it something silly to do with that users equipment somehow, no way the phones are formatted fat anything, it's completely unsecure.
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