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Old June 6th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #1
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Best method to move a 21GB h.264 file to a PC

I hope you all can give me some ideas. I have a 21GB H.264 BluRay file that I want to move to a PC so I can use Adobe Encore to master a BluRay disc. I have a 32GB Thumb drive but when I format it to EXFAT, I get the 2GB limit error. Is there a format that I can use that the Mac will write this big file to and the PC can read? I have horribly slow internet connection so uploading to cloud storage and downloading to the PC will take a week.

I only have CS6 installed on the PC. It is actually not my machine or software so installing on my Mac is not an option.

Thank you for your help. Joe
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Old June 6th, 2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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If you have a bluRay burner and Toast, you can make a data BluRay. This will be formatted in a universal format. However exFAT should take that file. Are you sure you completely erased the flash drive and reformatted it with DiskUtility?
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Old June 7th, 2015, 04:11 AM   #3
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Re: Best method to move a 21GB h.264 file to a PC

If you've got a camera changes are you have memory for them. SD CF USB stick .
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Old June 7th, 2015, 07:07 AM   #4
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If you have a bluRay burner and Toast, you can make a data BluRay. This will be formatted in a universal format. However exFAT should take that file. Are you sure you completely erased the flash drive and reformatted it with DiskUtility?
Yes. I completely erased the drive using disc utility. I do have a BluRay Burner. Never occurred to me to make a data disc. I will give that a try. I will also try to erase the thumb drive again. Thanks.

UPDATE: I just re-erased the thumb drive and formatted to EXFat and this time I was able to copy the file without the error. Now on to the PC (in a different location 20 miles away) to see if it will read the file. Thanks again.
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Mac OS X 10.6.5 or newer supports exfat
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Old June 9th, 2015, 03:38 PM   #6
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Success! I was a little worried when the PC took about 10 minutes to register the Thumb Drive. I was actually about to pull it when it suddenly registered. Files transferred flawlessly and were imported into Encore without incident. I have a few big projects like this so I am thrilled this worked. Thanks again. Joe
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