[MPlayer-users] Size of file problems in encoding

darkshadow at shaw.ca darkshadow at shaw.ca
Sat Sep 13 13:06:19 CEST 2003

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 17:35:38 +0100
Chris Phillips <chris at thirtythreeandathird.net> wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Quoting Carlo <carlo at battilanaeros.191.it>:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > 
> Hi to everyone I've tried to encode with Mencoder  a DVD using XviD and Mp3lame
> as codecs in a 3 pass Encoding but during the first video pass when the .avi
> file was about 2 GB of size the program stopped and told the file was too big.I
> think my filesystem shold use 2GB files and I've enough space on HD. It is a
> program problem or a FS problem what can I do?
> Thanks Carlo 
> =============
> Don't record it to a file.... it's the first pass, so the output is not
> required..... mencoder blah blah blah -o /dev/null
> chris

Another part is a FS problem since fat32 does not like big files I would recommend reformatting to Reiserfs or even ext2 if your kernel doesn't have support for journalized fs and you don't want to recompile your kernel

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