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[Q] Are all Android devices limited to 2gb of video recording?

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By CeeJayII, Member on 16th June 2012, 07:04 PM
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My Galaxy Nexus and Transformer Prime both stop recording at a 2gb file size, is this true of all android devices? Is there any way around it, an app or something? I've tried a couple that didn't work but maybe I missed one that does. I'd like to be able to record at 1080p until the memory card is full. Any help is much appreciated.
16th June 2012, 08:08 PM |#2  
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I am not exactly sure if this is true for all, but my htc evo 3d is also limited to 2gb.
17th June 2012, 06:19 AM |#3  
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I've seen conflicting reports, some say 2gb limit, some say they can record until card is full. I'm starting to think nobody can get passed 2gb.
17th June 2012, 01:38 PM |#4  
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Well in any case you won't be able to record continuously till the SD card is full, because Android uses the fat32 file system for SD card which has a maximum limit of 4GB per file. But 2GB, that's weird, I would think that they at least limit it somewhere near the maximum. Maybe their intention was to keep it at a safe limit to avoid data corruption or something. Plus the Galaxy Nexus has a unified storage (no SD card) which runs the ext4 file system, and that has no small limitation on file size like fat32. So yeah, seems pointless to have a 2GB cap.

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17th June 2012, 06:04 PM |#5  
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It doesn't make much sense, both the prime and Gnex can save file sizes above 4gb so I dont think they are formatted in fat32. There has got to be a way around it but I haven't been able to search it out.
17th June 2012, 06:46 PM |#6  
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Yeah, they're not fat32. They're formatted to ext4. I mentioned that previously. Stumps me too why the video size should be limited.

I'm guessing there are some custom ROMs which have this limit increased/removed? Try to search in the development section of GNex forum to find any posts related to this.

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18th June 2012, 11:53 PM |#7  
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It doesn't make sense, bump one more time to see if anyone knows a way around this.
19th June 2012, 12:09 AM |#8  
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As sashank said FAT32 normally is limited to 4GB. I read somewhere, that integer which stores size is type unsigned int, so it has range from -2GB to 2GB.
20th November 2012, 06:55 PM |#9  
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So can galaxy nexus have the FAT32 limit removed on the camera, as it is ext4? Surely, someone has done this.
18th December 2012, 03:39 PM |#10  
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Did anyone tested video recording on the Nexus 4 ? Does it go over the 2GB limit (on an external EXT card) ?
17th March 2013, 10:59 AM |#11  
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Has anyone figured out a solution for this? I want to record long videos with the phone fixed at a position. But for me too the size doesn't go above 2gb. I am using a Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.2.

And sorry to bump an old thread.
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