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Old 6 Jan 2003, 12:28 AM   #1
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I'm using XP to record TV progs with Power Cinema. After about an hour the file breaks at 2 GB and starts a second file. Playback is limited to the first file. Anyone know what can I do to get round this? Is 2GB really the filesize limit? and how many CDs will I need for a typical 90min film?

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Old 6 Jan 2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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the avi as a container format is restricted to some 2gb

you'll have to use OPENDML in order to expand usablity/playability.

does your software not offer any such setting?
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Old 6 Jan 2003, 06:02 AM   #3
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"Playback is limited to the first file."

Are you saying that the subsequent files in the series are corrupted? Or is there a setting (similar to that in ASUS Live!) to establish how much total hard drive space to make available for the capture that you're not adjusting?
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Old 7 Jan 2003, 07:58 AM   #4
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u can try to use AVI_IO to capture as it splits over several files on the fly
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Old 7 Jan 2003, 07:59 AM   #5
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also, :

FAT32 = 4GB per file max

NTFS = 3TB per file max
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Old 7 Jan 2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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I have NTFS and the capture software (Power Cinema from Cyberlink) runs into a barrier at 2GB and then opens a new file to continue. For playback it can only work with one file (dumb program!?)

The real problem is not wanting to work with a recording software (VCR emulator) that needs 4GB for a 90 min film, regardless of whether it ends up on CD or not.

What's a good alternative, VirtualDub??
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Old 7 Jan 2003, 10:12 PM   #7
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i had this problem too. think the trouble in the prog and capture drivers of your videocard.
why don't you to compess a video fragments on the fly? say into divx. i tryied and it was not bad... besides in divx a 90min movie takes no more 500mb (depends on rate of compression).
one thing, you need powerful cpu (PIV) and fast hdd (IBM-7200).
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I found out that the software deliberately breaks at 2GB allowing for 4GB file limits for certain filesystems. Seems messy to me.

To follow your suggestion on divx, I have the PIV and a seagate ST3120023A (120GB). Hopefully, adequate. I guess RAM could be an issue 256MB installed
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hope your ST3120023A works at 7200 otherwise you can lose some fragments of a movie every time. good luck!
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hope your ST3120023A works at 7200 otherwise you can lose some fragments of a movie every time
no offence, mate, but where did you hear that rumor?
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Old 8 Jan 2003, 11:25 PM   #11
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and also, where did u hear that seagate harddrives are good?

they are not! WD are the best, in my opinion, I got 5 of them, IBM are good to, but a tad pricy.

I've had a seagate and maxtor and they are SOOO bad, if I scanned the amount of replacement drive reciepts I had, u would change ur views.

I had a 15GB seagate, 5400RPM, so it said it was! it acted like a 2000RPM!

when I got the maxtor 20GB 5400RPM, obviously, it was fast! but then I had alot of probs wif maxtor, switched to WD and well, it was bloody fast as anything! a 5400RPM acts like a 7200RPM and the 7200RPM acts like a 9000 odd RPM! and they are reliable and I never ever lose any frames when capturing using a WD, unlike maxtor and seagate, dunno about IBM so I won't say anything there.


o, and this is not an arguement, I'm just sharing my experience
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.... and out of the hdd business meanwhile
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lol...well, from what i heard anyway! and besides, I didn't know about that, I only just came in from abroad!
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Anyway for capturing video at 640x480 resolution and higher you need hdd at 7200 rpm (as you ST3120023A "Barracuda") and powerful cpu. I khow a gay who has hdd "Barracuda" at 7200rpm on 80Gb. But after 10 min this hdd shutdown because overheats. But if the hdd works on outside (out of case) then OK. It looks as old series of "Barracuda" but chips closed with steel cover.
About "maxtor"...
Recently I used one of them and I can't say that I was delighted with it. His name is "Fireball 3" remember this gays! And don't buy these series. Because they are very braking. We tested a couple and both of them were very weak. May be it was bad party of this hdd I don't know.
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