I have a WD MyBook that i want to connect to my PS3. i have it formatted as Fat32 because PS3 wont read NFTS. My querstion is there a way i can save my HD videos that are over 4gb to my external drive without splitting them up? I also have a XBox 360 but i run into the same problem that it only reads Fat32 also. If anyone knows a solution it would be great.
From the least reliable authority, Wikipedia:
The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GiB minus 1 byte or 4,294,967,295 (232−1) bytes. Video applications, large databases, and some other software easily exceed this limit. Larger files require another formatting type such as NTFS.
It's a limitation of FAT32, and I don't think that there is a workaround. Even if there is a workaround for, say, XP, you'd need one for your XBOX and for your PS3. Is it a hardship to split them up, or do you just want to avoid the extra step if it's a waste of your time?
If your files are encoded using a format that the PS3 can use, like mpeg, you can stream the movies to your PS3 from your computer using WMP11 or by using a 3rd party program like tversity, or any media server that supports DLNA