Files over 4GB...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nickd06, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. nickd06 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    In itunes (or AP, or Lostify) i can't change the metadata, it eiher crashes AP or Lostify and when I try in iTunes it just doesnt take it.

    I have heard that it is a problem with quicktime and iTunes not being able to deal with files over 4GB.

    I know that there has been a recent update with both programs so has this fixed the problem?

    Anyone know of a fix for it?
  2. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    Not sure what you are trying to do, but a 32-bit operating system (OS X 10.4 etc.) can't really create files over 4GB is size. There are tricks, of course, but most programs will balk. What are you trying to do exactly? You don't have a 4GB audio file do you?!?!
  3. Sir Hobos macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    The Streets
    I believe that it is a maximum data size set-up for the FAT32 file system, if your willing to reformat into NTFS then you may not find this problem. But then again I have never tried to make a file over 4GB(I assume it is a video) so I can't be certain. Good Luck.
  4. lordjonny macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    is it not an option to split the file using ffmpegx or such?
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Incorrect. That's not how the HFS+ file system operates.
    Mac OS X: Mac OS Extended Format volume and file limits
    HFS Plus from Wikipedia

    edit: Tiger does have full support for a 64-bit address space. It also has a limited 64-bit API (file and network i/o, math)

    op - the file problem might be an issue with the method of encoding (frame size, rate, bit rate)

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