Soon You Might Be Able to Record Over 4GB Files in Android 11

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As video resolutions, and options, grow, so do their file sizes. It has pretty much always been so. Catching up to the size needs of these new standards is an ongoing challenge for operating systems. In a short span of years we’ve gone from 1080p, to 4k, video recording, and now 8k is in the wings so Android’s 4GB limit has become the next hurdle.

Neowin has reported that efforts are underway at the Android Open Source Project, or AOSP, to solve this problem. Presently the work around incorporates modifying the MPEG4Writer to use a 64-bit setting instead of the default 32-bit. This solution would prevent the file-split from occurring. It is still in the testing phase but they have successfully created, and played back, a 32GB file on a phone and Linux workstation.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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