Moving video over.

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  1. mrsid526 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a Western Digital My Passport for Mac 1tb hard drive. I'm using it for moving videos from my ps4 to my mac to upload to YouTube. The hard drive wont take anything over half a gig of video from my ps4. Then when I plug it in to the mac it says I have nothing on it. Can I use a regular hard drive for this?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. ColdCase, Mar 1, 2015
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    What does the PS4 use for disk format (NTFS, etc)
     
  3. mrsid526 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says fat or fat32 the internal hard drive is a sata II
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Fat 32 has a file size limit of 4Gb. Is it possible your video files are bigger than this?
     
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  6. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, I'm just guessing here.

    After you move a video to the drive, does the PS4 see and play the video?

    You may need to look for help in a PS4 forum. If the drive is FAT32, the Mac should have no problem reading it. If the move/save to the drive failed, it may not show up in the Mac finder as it may not be a complete video file.
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Try moving some files from your Mac to the drive, as a check that the drive is working.
     
  8. joema2 macrumors 65816

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    The best format for data interchange is exFAT. I believe PS4 supports this, although you may need to format (erase) the drive in your Mac using Disk Utility, and select exFAT format.
     

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