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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by cantbeatdroid, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. cantbeatdroid

    cantbeatdroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone

    Anyone out there ever transferred files over 4GB in size from Windows pc to their android phone/tablet. If so, I would love to know how. I've been trying all sorts of methods, keep hitting a brick wall. I've tried AirDroid, Droid Over wifi, ES File Explorer, Go File Master, EZ Drop, Google Drive, MediaFire. At the moment I'm trying the FPT way with Filezilla on my pc and AndFTP on my tablet but I'm not sure what the Host name is or what the username and password are. Someone said that the Host name was the name of the pc then I heard it was the IP address of the pc. The only username and password I use are the ones to log onto my pc. I'm wondering whether it has something to do with settings within the pc like enabling/disabling something or maybe something to do with permissions. Any help would be gratefully received.
     

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  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Have you tried simply connecting the device to the PC via USB and copying the file(s) with drag-and-drop in Explorer?

    Which storage volume on the device are you attempting to copy to? FAT32, the default file system for microSD cards, has a file size limit of 4GB.
     
  3. cantbeatdroid

    cantbeatdroid Newbie
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    Yes, I've tried d a d, only works below 4GB. Cant transfer to tablet internal memory or sd card anything over 4GB. Windows 4GB file size limit is a joke. You would think the developers would change it in this day and age. It was developed for Windows way back in '95.
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    We do have more advanced file systems, but they're either proprietary and require licensing and $$$, like Windows NTFS, or not so interoperable between operating systems, like Linux EXT4, which Android uses natively and Windows you got to buy a $40 program. So it's a legacy from the mid 90s we're basically stuck with.
     
  5. cantbeatdroid

    cantbeatdroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, what a downer. That still leaves me wondering how to get files over 4GB onto my tablet.
     
  6. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast

    If the tablet has USB host support, have you tried using an external dvd-rom?
     
  7. cantbeatdroid

    cantbeatdroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, my tablet supports OTG. My PC has a built in DVD player with RW, wont that do? If I use an external DVD RW, I will still have to transfer files using Windows.
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    As long as you have a PC or Mac available. :p ...try converting a DVD to MP4 on an Android tablet or phone.
     
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