This is what I’m thinking, but ImToo is happily creating files, within the file system larger than 2GB with no errors. Windows explorer is reporting the filesize correctly, just nothing will play it.
Sadly, with a PS3 as my player, breaking it into smaller chunks isn’t an option, as currently it only plays 1 file then stops. No option to play a sequence of files. So watching a movie broken into blocks and having to restart play for each section wouldn’t really be a satisfactory experience. A bit like going back to the days of changing reels at the cinema.
I have squeezed some films under 2GB by dropping the bit rate from 2500 to 2000 without that noticable a drop in quality, but some are still too big at 2000.
So I am keen to find out what exactly is the limiting factor to see if I can avoid it and have long films at reasonable quality on my server.