Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Question regarding information in IriverFAQ - FAT32 file size limit
Re: Question regarding information in IriverFAQ - FAT32 file size limit
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 19:06:11 +0200
Menachem Shapiro wrote:
> However, the largest file that FAT32 can support is 4 GB, not 2 GB. To
> quote microsoft
> "The largest possible file for a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte"
> Is this a mistake in the FAQ or is there some other limit that will
> prevent a file from getting bigger than 2 GB? I didn't want to edit
> the wiki without knowing for sure.
Well, the physical limit imposed by FAT32 is 4Gbytes, but many file
operations in various tools (including Microsofts AVI codec, IIR) use
signed integers, reducing the practical size to 2Gbytes.
So yes, you could edit the Wiki if you wish to clarify things.
Received on 2005-07-22