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Old 02-28-2007, 08:39 PM   #1
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Video file compatibility


Hi, I'm running dual boot windows and fedora, and my problem is that if I obtain video files through linux and save them on a FAT partition, when I go into windows and try to play them I get errors. Usually the video is choppy and a good portion of the movie is chopped off.

Anyone know how to solve this?

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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Did you download the same file in both Windows and Linux, and to the same partition, and from the same source? This way, you can know where the problem is. Also: what where the errors?
 
Old 02-28-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
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How large was the video file? Fat32 has a filesize limit of 2 GB.
 
Old 02-28-2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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what is the application you use in Linux and windows?
 
Old 03-02-2007, 12:16 AM   #5
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Hey thanks for the replies. The file was downloaded to a shared windows/linux fat32 partition while I was in Linux. I opened it with vlc and everything went well, but when I booted into Windows and opened with vlc, the video was choppy and the last 20 minutes were missing.

I'm guessing by your responses that this is an anomaly?
 
Old 03-02-2007, 07:25 AM   #6
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Maybe the fat32 filesystem is very fragmented. Also, is DMA enabled on the drive? You could run md5sum on both files. The result should be the same.

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