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#1 flavius

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

hi, I have a usb fire stick with 13.5gig free space out of a total of 14.65gig,   after downloading a mp4 movie at 3.5gig I converted it to avi so as to watch it on the tv,   the new converted movie was now 5.5gig, the problem is when I try to put the movie onto the usb stick it tells me that the movie is to large to fit the stick, how so, there is 13.5 gig free space, anyone know what is wrong with this equation

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

The stick is probably formatted FAT32 which has a maximum file size of 4GB. In order to access files larger than 4GB the stick needs to be formatted NTFS but doing this may prevent your TV from detecting the firestick. You can try splitting the 5 GB file into two pieces. 

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

thanks John, the usb stick is approx six years old and in the past I have filled it with downloaded movies in avi to watch on the tv, the tv will not do mp4 so I used Winx HD converter to change that to avi, so is it the stick or the convertsion thats causeing the problem


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:12 PM

Attach the firestick and open Computer. Right click the stick and select Properties. What is listed as the file system under the General tab? If FAT32 then it is not possible to copy any file over 4GB to the stick.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:22 PM

ok John, I have three usbs all the same size and age, I have just formatted one of them from fat32 to NTFS and transfered an avi move to it and it plays brilliantly with no loss of space, so when I have seen all the movies on the other two sticks I will format them too


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:29 PM

John, is there a maximum gig load for individual movies on NTFS as is with four gig fat32


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:29 PM

John, is there a maximum gig load for individual movies on NTFS as is with four gig fat32


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:44 PM

Sorry, I didn't reply soon enough.

 

The file size limit on NTFS is approx 16 terabytes.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:29 AM

brilliant, I will format all my usb sticks, many thanks John for sticking (pun) with me you have been a great help


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:21 AM

As I posted previously, it's possible your TV will not detect the NTFS file system.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:20 PM

the one that I formatted to NTFS as an avi movie on it and it plays ok, I will leave the other usb sticks until I am happy with the out come, I hope John that this lengthy post is of some use to other BC members, again many thanks for your help and replies, much appreciated.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:26 PM

Your Welcome,

Glad you got the problem sorted out and thanks for the update.






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