"Fat32 Strikes Again!"3.5 starson by chaosmen
Pros: Great video quality.
Cons: File Size Limit 2B
Summary: I was thrilled to see that Archos was now supporting MPEG2 and VOB files on their new 605wi player.
I even bought all the add-ons, especially, the MPG2 Decoder.
I tried dragging over some VOB and MPG2 files, but any file over 2GB would fail. I could sometimes get them to go, but overall, it would lock up the player.
I contacted technical support and they confirmed that the player does in fact have a 2GB file limit due to it being FAT32.
Its inconceivable that ARCHOS would create a large and roomy hard disk player that can play VOB/MPG2, have us pay more for that feature, but then wont allow a standard movie (which often exceeds 2GB) to be moved to it.
If anyone knows how to reformat the hard drive with NTFS and of course, keep all the supporting OS, I'd love to know
If you buy this product, you might have to wait like the rest of us for a hack that will allow it to play large video files.
For now, I am converting vids to WMV, which adds hours of converison time. It would great to have them in a non-compressed format.