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carlosinfl 01-07-2011 08:30 AM

Divx Supported BluRay Players
I've got a few of the LG Divx supported BlueRay players that support USB drives. I never have any problems with them reading .avi files off my thumb drive but now I'm running into a problem with FAT32 4GB file size limit. I was wondering if anyone knows off hand if the players will read anything other than FAT32 partition tables? I hight doubt it will see ZFS, EXT2, EXT3, or EXT4 but looking for a solution for playing those larger files off a USB drive.


Jeebizz 01-07-2011 01:01 PM

I would venture to guess that it is FAT32 only. The only solution I see is to just go ahead and burn your .avi file onto a DVD+-R.


exFAT solves the 4GB barrier, however it is closely guarded by Microsoft, and I don't see set-top players adopting this form of FAT-FS anytime soon.

H_TeXMeX_H 01-07-2011 01:06 PM

Split the avi into pieces. I always split them, because the player may not support beyond 4GB regardless of FAT. I have a number of divx players that don't play past 1 GB.

Jeebizz 01-07-2011 01:15 PM

Thats true, and also one has to consider that the ISO9660 has file size limitations as well. Most DVD players that play .avi files in the root directory of the disc has to be in ISO9660 only, no other FS' can be included on the disc (Joliet/UDF), however UDF has of course higher file size limits than ISO9660.

moxieman99 01-07-2011 01:44 PM

If you have a safe place to keep the original file, try risking putting the over-4gig file on the fat 32 drive. I've had 8 gig files on fat 32 drives and never had a problem.

Might not be the best way to keep the files, but the world won't end.

silvyus_06 01-07-2011 01:53 PM

why nobody says nothing of ntfs .

frieza 01-07-2011 02:19 PM

because the standard for thumb drives is vfat (fat32) and the player's firmware probably doesn't support ntfs? note even DVD VOB files are limited to something like 1GB in size, often DVD videos span multiple VOB files. I would say it would be easier to split the file.

carlosinfl 01-08-2011 09:45 AM

NTFS is useless outside of Windows systems...

H_TeXMeX_H 01-08-2011 01:32 PM

ntfs is useless.

carlosinfl 01-09-2011 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4217604)
ntfs is useless.

Agreed but I don't like to start flame wars. It's useless in my eyes and never use it.

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