4gig File Size Limit

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apquinn
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4gig File Size Limit

Post by apquinn »

Is there an estimated release date for a fix to the 4-gig file size limit?

zen649
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Post by zen649 »

I am pretty sure the limit is not related to a bug in Handbrake but a limitation of QuickTime/AppleTV/FrontRow to read a video file larger than 4GB. There also might be a limit in the MP4 spec to GB but I am less sure of that.

jbrjake
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Post by jbrjake »

Well we have a working fix. The problem is it breaks compatibility with a few devices, so it's been removed until we figure out a graceful way of handling it.

If you want to patch yourself, you can find the fix here:

http://handbrake.m0k.org/trac/changeset/518

Eug
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Post by Eug »

zen649 wrote:I am pretty sure the limit is not related to a bug in Handbrake but a limitation of QuickTime/AppleTV/FrontRow to read a video file larger than 4GB. There also might be a limit in the MP4 spec to GB but I am less sure of that.
I have a 7.2 GB QT file that plays fine in QuickTime.

I can't export it (passthrough) to MP4 though unless it's trimmed to under 4 GB.

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