Temporary movie file exceeds the FAT32 4-gigabyte size limit
The temporary movie file created when you are recording your movie to tape on a DV camera (or movie file saved on your computer when choosing a different movie location) exceed the 4-gigabyte (GB) file size limit supported by the FAT32 file system. This message occurs if you are saving a longer movie file at a higher quality setting, such as when you save a movie as a DV-AVI file and when you choose to record your movie to tape, on a volume or partition that is using the FAT32 file system. The file system is used by MS-DOS and other Windows-based operating system to organize and manage files.
To fix this problem, do one or more of the following:
- Reduce the length of your movie by removing items from the storyboard/timeline in Windows Movie Maker.
- If your computer hard disk has multiple partitions, and one is formatted using the NTFS file system, go back in the Save Movie Wizard, and then save your movie to that partition.
- If you are saving your movie to tape and you have multiple partitions on your hard disk, and one partition is formatted using the NTFS file system, specify this drive as the temporary storage location in the Options dialog box in Windows Movie Maker (on the Tools menu, click Options).
- Convert your file system to use the NTFS file system which does not have a file size limit.
To fix this issue, do the following:
- Save your current project in Windows Movie Maker and then close Windows Movie Maker.
- Close any open applications.
- Convert your file system to use the NTFS file system. For more information about converting a volume to use NTFS, see the topic To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt in Windows Help and Support.