Warning or workaround if file size exceeds 4Gb

May 22, 2013 at 12:22 AM
It would be nice to have a warning if the file size exceeds 4Gb and you don't have the option "Allow Large File Size" enabled - instead of it just encoding and failing when going past the 4Gb threshold. This might be possible to do in the initial analysis of the source file.
Another option is to automatically split the video when the file size nears 4Gb and continue encoding in a "Part 2"-file or so to speak. Don't know if this is possible though.
Coordinator
May 22, 2013 at 12:44 AM
I don't have a good way to know ahead of time how big the output file will be. And HandBrake doesn't have any way to split up the video files. I might change the default "Normal" profile to support large file size, so fewer people stumble into that problem.
May 22, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Changing the Normal profile might be a good idea :)
May 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Doing that will break compatibility with a lot of devices. The PS3 and Xbox being two of the big ones.
Coordinator
May 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Oh thanks, that's good to know.
May 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Edited May 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM
s55 wrote:
Doing that will break compatibility with a lot of devices. The PS3 and Xbox being two of the big ones.
Yea - but isn't it better to be able finish the encoding job and not be able to play the video to your Xbox, instead of it just failing and not be playable, when trying to encode long videos?