Skip to main content

Topic: Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit? (Read 8554 times) previous topic - next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
  • Cyaneyes
  • [*][*][*][*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Does FLAC have a 2GB limit to file size?  I'm trying to compress a 5.5 hour radio show and flac 1.1.2 reports an error when the output file reaches 2GB.

  • amano
  • [*][*][*][*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #1
Maybe it is a limitation of your file system?

  • Cyaneyes
  • [*][*][*][*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #2
Don't see why that would be.  The original WAV is about 3.5GB.  I'm on XP, SP2.

  • grav
  • [*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #3
Quote
Don't see why that would be.  The original WAV is about 3.5GB.  I'm on XP, SP2.
[{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


XP supports several file systems. Most people use NTFS, some FAT32 (if you've upgraded from Win98), but both these support files > 2 GB.
So I don't think it's File System related either.

[a href="http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkc_fil_tdrn.asp]File Systems Overview (Microsoft.com)[/url]

  • rompel
  • [*]
  • Members (Donating)
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #4
Just a wild guess, but does it still fail with --no-seektable?

  • jcoalson
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
  • Developer
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #5
the FLAC format does not have a size limit but command-line flac currently only supports up to 2GB.  it's on the list of TODOs to fix.

Josh

  • amano
  • [*][*][*][*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #6
OK. Then this riddle is solved now.

I didn't know that you have WIndows XP but for Fat16 (Win95/98/Me) the file limit is indeed 2GB (at least these files are not accessible).

So it is a commandline FLAC problem now.
  • Last Edit: 07 February, 2005, 08:02:06 PM by amano

  • rjamorim
  • [*][*][*][*][*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #7
Quote
for Fat16 (Win95/98/Me) the file limit is indeed 2GB (at least these files are not accessible).[{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Of course they are not accessible. They don't exist. The partition size limit for FAT16 is 2Gb

Now, for FAT32 (used in Win95SR2, Win98 and WinME), which has a partition size limit of 2TB, the file size limit is 4Gb.

Edit: more info: [a href="http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm]http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm[/url]
  • Last Edit: 07 February, 2005, 08:33:30 PM by rjamorim
Get up-to-date binaries of Lame, AAC, Vorbis and much more at RareWares:
http://www.rarewares.org

  • Cyaneyes
  • [*][*][*][*]
Flac Has A 2gb Size Limit?
Reply #8
Thanks for the clarification, Josh..

FWIW, other lossless codecs failed on this as well.  Monkey's (command line and GUI) refused to encode, WavPack got about 10% through and then spit back an error.  OptimFROG worked fine.