Are we still limited by size on a USB stick?

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  1. LongStrength

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    Hi,

    A few years ago I found out on here you can put a movie, or something, on a USB stick and plug it into you TV directly, but I was told there was a size limit of about 4GB.

    Now, is this still the case with 2012 TV's ?

    If I am to put a movie file on a USB stick, will my TV be very picky about what size the file it is, and ofc what format the file is in?

    Many thanks.
     
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    its not the tvs that are at fault it the formating fat32 has a limit of 4gb, if you convert the usb to ntfs(normal hard drive) it will take more than 4gb, alot of tvs will reconise it.
     
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    Thanks,

    So the question would be do 2012 TV's recognise NTFS, if not, I still see the limitation belonging to the TV, the USB stick I assume is happy to be FAT32 or NTFS?
     
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    TV and AV kit in general is usually a long way behind the IT world. So NTFS will still be rare on TV.

    Not many videos are going to go over 4GB. For the few that do, you'll either need to find better compression or slice the video into smaller chunks.

    Most of the modern TVs are getting round this kind of size implementation by using DLNA. That way you can leave the film on the computer, and then just stream it across your network. Works well with my Panny kit.

    That same 2012 Panny kit does not support NTFS. (I just checked the manual)
     
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    my samsung supports ntfs as i watch sbs 3d which are anout 9gb.
     
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    I am gonna get a samsung.
     

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