How can I play my NTFS on DVD without loosing its ability to copy files more than 4 GB?

kmanipadam February 3, 2012
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My USB is of NTFS and can take in huge files. This is good, but I cannot play them on a DVD player.

  1. Oron Joffe
    February 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    To sum up the other comments, you can't. Unless your DVD can read formats other than FAT32, you're stuck with the limitation.

  2. Tina
    February 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Per default, Windows won't allow you to create a partition larger than 32GB. However, this is an artificial limit, which you can avoid. See this article: How To Format A Large Hard Drive With Either FAT Or FAT32

    Your issue seems to be that you can not store files larger than 4GB on a FAT32 formatted drive/partition. There is no way to circumvent this limit, but there is a hack to get around it: you can split your files. Try G-Split or one of the tools reviewed here:
    The Top 5 Free Apps To Split Or Merge Video Files
    The Top 5 Free Tools To Split Or Merge Music Files 

    Good luck!

  3. Ray
    February 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Most Thumb Drives are formatted fat32. 
    The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB.

    Unless I want to write to them using a Mac, I reformat to NTFS, eliminating this problem.   My Daughter's Mac will not write to NTFS.

    • Nathan
      September 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      The Mac OSX will not allow you to play with NTFS very well, however you should check out Tuxera NTFS for Mac Works perfect, I have been using it for a year or so now.

  4. Ed
    February 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Create a fat32 partition dedicated to your video files. I did this to my external drive and it's working great. I have a 160 drive with 100GB ntfs and 60GB fat32.