1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Cannot copy a 6gb movie to the phone.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by serpa4, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. serpa4

    serpa4 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Im trying to put a 6.55gb movie on my phone. USB cable to the computer, open the memory card, drag file...everhing works fine, except one file, my movie.
    "Its file size is larger than the device limit."
    Stop copying or Skip this file
    are my only options.
    What gives?
    I formatted the card on my computer as exfat, retried with no success.
    I formatted the card on the phone itself, no success.

    It's a 65gb SanDisk, brand new. The card is fine since I can put 2.1gb movies on it.

    I'm now moving it through a USB card reader, but I shouldn't have to do this should I?


  2. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    how big is the internal storage? i see they come with 16/32/64. are you sure your not accidentally (ive done this lol) opening the internal storage in windows explorer vs your sd card?
  3. DarkManX4lf

    DarkManX4lf Well-Known Member

    Your card is formatted to fat32. Max file size allowed is 4gb per file.
  4. ThaiM

    ThaiM Member

    Apart from that, you really should convert your videos to a more manageable size for viewing on mobile devices.
  5. bsweetness

    bsweetness Android Enthusiast

  6. serpa4

    serpa4 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It's definitely the external sd card: extSdcard. It's not the sdcard0. Also, when formatted in the computer I selected exfat and properties show exfat. When I formatted in the phone, I wasn't given an option so I assume its exfat.
    I just used a card reader and it copied just fine, so it cannot be fat32. While in the card reader, it also says exfat under properties.

    Thanks for those tips/things to check.
    I wonder if there is a limitation on the phone or MTT or what ever the transfer protocol is?

Share This Page