exfat

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎10-07-2011 09:50 AM

Need exfat. 

Status: Acknowledged
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by on ‎10-07-2011 10:21 AM

Yeah..... I need to gain some weight too..... oh? You mean the file format?

by Moderator on ‎10-09-2011 11:46 AM
Status changed to: New
 
by on ‎10-10-2011 09:20 AM

Yeah. EXFAT support is import for long file support (ie: more than 2GB) on flash media.They need to support it.

by on ‎10-10-2011 10:32 AM

>> EXFAT support is import for long file support 

 

Most people use NTFS for that... :smileywink:

by on ‎10-10-2011 11:01 AM

Or HFS+ if your in the Cult of Apple....

by on ‎10-10-2011 02:03 PM

I know most people use NTFS for long file support on flash media but EXFAT works better of flash media. It's faster for longer files at any rate.

by on ‎10-10-2011 02:17 PM

The major downside is that it is proprietary to Microsoft, and would require licenses be purchased...  NTFS, while proprietary, is not patented and Microsoft doesn't persue third parties that make it generally available at no charge.   EXFAT, on the other hand, is patented and strongly defended intellectual property.  

 

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/12/microsoft-licenses-out-exfat-file-system.ars

by on ‎10-10-2011 03:06 PM

Yeah.... pretty much anything can be patented these days.... did you know McDonald's owns the color red?

by on ‎10-10-2011 03:16 PM

Owning the color "red'? Now that's a bit extreme... I hope they don't sue me when I use something red on Valentine's ><

by on ‎10-11-2011 12:47 PM

I think your OK unless you use the exact shade used in the McDonalds sign :smileywink: - Still, it's pretty absurd what you can claim ownership of these days.....

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