360 HD video streaming cap

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by 4fingered, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. 4fingered macrumors member

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    So I have recently been streaming HD videos to my 360 to watch on my HDTV, but I have a question. Why is it that they have a cap on the size of the file? Anything over 4gigs will not stream. Is it that it can't send that ammount of information at a time or something? Also is there away around this without haveing to chop up the file or compress it?
     
  2. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    I would assume that it either has something to do with M$ being evil and not liking people or that the computer is formated in a FAT32 format. That blocks transfers over 4gb. But this is with streaming, so I'm not sure if that would be an issue.
     
  3. 4fingered thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah it's weird because I hear that PS3 does the same thing and you can't stream a file that's over 4 gigs. I think I'll just cut the credits off some of the HD movies and try it again though this is a pain in the ass. I don't get that they boast about HD streaming and then put a cap on it. If a movie is in HD if it's over 1 hour and 45 minutes it's going to be bigger then 4gigs come on guys.
     

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