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G450 eTV 4gig Limit?

Discussion in 'Matrox' started by Mike, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I have been experimenting with capture settings with my Matrox G450 eTV with
    the purpose of writing to DVD. After much testing, I have discovered that
    the best setting is uncompressed RGB. The only problem with this setting is
    that the AVI files become huge in size. Next problem - I have now discovered
    that the matrox software seems to split recording files once they reach 4
    gig in size. Why is this? And is there a way around it?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Mike, Jun 28, 2003
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  2. Mike

    J.Clarke Guest

    This is an inherent limit in the AVI 1.0 file format. To get around it
    you'll need to run capture software that supports AVI 2.0. Not sure if
    the latest Matrox downloads support it or not.
    J.Clarke, Jun 28, 2003
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    Bart Jansen Guest

    The 4GB file limit is caused by the FAT32 file system. NTFS has a much
    larger limit (2^64 bytes) and will thus solve your problem.
    Bart Jansen, Jun 29, 2003
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