[TriLUG] file formats
jsnthegod at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 14 11:48:58 EDT 2006
no, it will just be storing of vidoe's, im planning on ripping some to most
of my dvd collection, was told 1 gig is of decent quality, so, i rounded up
because im not entirely sure i remember the conversation correctly
>From: Brian Henning <brian at strutmasters.com>
>Reply-To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
>To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
>Subject: Re: [TriLUG] file formats
>Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:20:48 -0400
>I have to recommend against FAT for video files. Sure, FAT-32 claims to be
>able to address something like 2TB of storage, but I think you're taking
>chances by routinely storing upwards-of-two-GB files on any FAT partition.
>For the record, FAT-32's maximum single-file size is (2^32) - 1 bytes, or a
>byte less than 4GB (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463/EN-US/ ).
>The OP said he guessed his files would be 1-2 GB in size.. But if we're
>talking about video editing here, depending on the project, it seems too
>likely that that'll prove a conservative estimate.
>Ian Kilgore wrote:
>>On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 08:29:31AM -0400, Brian Henning wrote:
>>>There are ext3 drivers for Windows, though I'm not sure if they're any
>>>better at writing than Linux's NTFS modules..
>>They almost certainly are, given that ext3 is open. If you plan to be
>>blorping data back and forth between windows and linux, I don't
>>reccomend NTFS. You /can/ write to it, but sometimes (often, in my
>>experience) it breaks, and why use it when you can use something that
>>works? (eg FAT).
>Brian A. Henning
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