NTFS to FAT32 and overcoming limitations

February 12, 2011 at 04:13:43
Specs: Windows 7, Intel(R) CPU T9600 2x2.8 GHz
I would like to use my WD storage device to stream HD video to TV and DVD player which happen to recognize only the FAT32 file system. The WD Storage is 1 TB and it is NTFS formated.
I would like to partition the WD Storage and to convert to FAT32 format and to overcome the limitations of FAT32 and be able to store large files (up to 50 GB each) and playback smaller AVI files by connecting through USB to my DVD player or the USB on my TV.

Am I asking to much? I bought my storage device to store large quantities of files and in the same time to use it to play back files as I do with my 32GB flash memory stick.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

Best regards

Dr. Isak Assa


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#1
February 12, 2011 at 05:19:59
Extended FAT 32 supports files of this size, but I should think the chances of your device recognizing an Extended FAT 32 file system are zero. The 4GB limit is inherent in FAT 32; there's nothing you can do about it other than splitting your files into 4GB chunks.

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February 12, 2011 at 05:41:58
Thank you. Now I know that I can not use WD Storage for playback, but only for storage and back up.
All the best.

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