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Has anyone had any problems using the rtv_extract program with the linux boot disk to transfer programs bigger than 1:31:44? I haven't been able to successfully save programs that are 2 hours in length. It keeps coming up with an error and it says something about there being something bad in file.c and since I don't know linux, I am lost. Is this happening in Win2k as well?
 

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Hi vidman. I have also had the same problem. I assume you are extracting a show recorded in high quality mode. From what I understand, the problem is that windows 98 only can handle a file of about 4GB maximum. A 2 hour show at high quality is about 6GB. That, I believe, is why you keep getting the error at about an hour and a half. I think windows 2000 and windows XP can handle the larger file sizes but I don't know how the extract program handles these operating systems when copying to their drives. Hope this helps.


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it shouldn't matter that I use Windows 98 because it always screws up on the transfer in Linux, not in windows. I get around the 2GB limit transfer in windows by using xcopy and, yes, I am talking about a 2 hour program recorded on high :)
 

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It's not the operating system, but the file system that dictates the maximum file size. If you are transfering to a FAT or FAT32 partition, you are going to run into problems with "big" files. NTFS partitions should have no problems dealing with those files though.


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