Video recording lenght


Shold CyanogenMod change video recording times?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2015.
  1. Yes, they should increase time to max file size 4GB

  2. They should make files, to auto brake at 4GB mark and continue to record as regular camera would do

  1. Rolands Zeltins
    Eclair Aug 4, 2014

    Rolands Zeltins , Aug 4, 2014 :
    Hello forum, recently got my OPO, am really excited!

    In my daily life I was using Galaxy S2,

    And I have some questions about video recording!

    Why there is limit 10 minutes for video recording?

    With 4k I understand, some kind of buffer, and it can hold just in 4K DCI 4,10 min and in 4K UHD 4.31min.

    But what is wrong with HD 1080p and 720p why camera stops after 10 minutes?

    I know that in my Galaxy S2 limit was file size 4Gb and in 720p it was 47minutes, so it was pretty good! And in 1080p 38minutes of nonstop recording.

    So why in OPO it stops at 10 minutes it just breaks my heart, because I am filming ling videos, and if I need to sync them with external audio, it is crazy! And really sad!

    Here are parameters of videos: Video length, and size!

    4K DCI – Length: 00:04:10 min, Size: 1,89GB
    4K UHD – Length: 00:04:31 min, Size: 1,89GB
    HD 1080p – Length: 00:10:00 min, Size: 1,41GB
    HD 720p – Length: 00:10:00 min, Size: 0,98GB
    SD 480p – Length: 00:10:00 min, Size: 0,15GB

    So is there a way to overcome this limits? So video could be longer?

    And maybe OPO/CyanogenMod could make it nonstop until memory is full, like in Video cameras, you film nonstop, and camera automatically breaks files in to 4GB peace’s, it would be wonderful.

    Please let me know what do you think about recording times, could they be better?
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014

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  2. Invisan
    Froyo Aug 4, 2014

    Invisan , Aug 4, 2014 :
    This is nothing which is limited by Cyanogen. Its rather limited by Opo. I had Cyanogen on my Milestone 2 and my Galaxy S 1. There were no limitations whatsoever to recording videos. and they can both record in 720p.

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  3. JakobRosenberg
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2014

  4. Invisan
    Froyo Aug 4, 2014

    Invisan , Aug 4, 2014 :
    Well im gonna check with the folks over at XDA-Devs to see what they can tell us about this.

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  5. webpig
    Froyo Aug 4, 2014

    webpig , Aug 4, 2014 :
    In agreement with longer video times made available in the next update.

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  6. Blu
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

  7. Invisan
    Froyo Aug 11, 2014

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  8. Blu
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

  9. kovalski
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 28, 2014

  10. alvalentyn
    Gingerbread Aug 28, 2014

    alvalentyn , Aug 28, 2014 :
    I'm also rather interested in what OPO has to say. The File systems and video limits needs changing. As at the moment one of the main selling features of the phone is useless.

    The 4GB file limit for 4K video is still useless.

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  11. 2Hansom
    Froyo Aug 28, 2014

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  12. ThereGoesLucy
    Froyo Aug 28, 2014

    ThereGoesLucy , Aug 28, 2014 :
    I hope they drop the limit! This is crazy! What's the point in having out 4k video if we can only record for approx 3 mins?!

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  13. kovalski
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 28, 2014

    kovalski , Aug 28, 2014 :
    Well, we must keep this thread "alive" long enough for someone from OP to answer. ;)

    Btw, can a file system be changed in OPO with an update? I suppose it can, but what would that do to the data?

  14. Blu
    Gingerbread Aug 28, 2014

    Blu , Aug 28, 2014 :
    I dont think it is that simple - splitting the files should be possible

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  15. kovalski
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 28, 2014

    kovalski , Aug 28, 2014 :
    Extending to 4GB video limit and splitting. I think that's the easiest solution.

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  16. rocketjacket01
    Cupcake Aug 28, 2014

  17. bojants91
    Froyo Aug 28, 2014

    bojants91 , Aug 28, 2014 :
    I think the video recording size is maxed to 2gb due to file system they use. For example, windows FAT32 max file size is 2gb, linux ext4 is 16TiB etc... So if you record more than 10mins you could use more than max approves.

  18. alvalentyn
    Gingerbread Aug 28, 2014

    alvalentyn , Aug 28, 2014 :
    Open your camera app, click the little Lines/dails under the circle. Swipe right to Video, and click size to select 4K.

  19. alvalentyn
    Gingerbread Aug 28, 2014

    alvalentyn , Aug 28, 2014 :
    It is indeed, also FAT32 has a 4GB file limit. Rather silly to use something so old and antiquated on a modern device. It renders one of its main selling points useless.

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  20. bojants91
    Froyo Aug 29, 2014

    bojants91 , Aug 29, 2014 :
    I think all android phone have 2gb limit, i remember on my htc one s i couldn't transfer movie that has higher size than 2gb. So it's not up to OPO or individual manufacturer, it's because of Android.