Motorola Flip Cell Phone: MicroSD Card File Name Issue

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by ckozicki, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. ckozicki

    ckozicki Guest

    I eagerly and excitedly loaded up a 8GB Micro SD card to expand my cell phones memory - with some pictures and music special to me.

    The photos are fine.

    The music - ehh, that's another issue. Turns out music files with filenames longer than, say, 12 characters, won't even show up on the phone's music player interface. Should this be the case?

    Finally, I converted some videos on my pc down to 320 and 240 pixel resolution, but they will either play sound only or not play period. WTH?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    ckozicki, Apr 5, 2012
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  2. ckozicki

    Paul Guest

    File systems are covered by patents.

    The most frequently used file system on small devices, would be
    the Microsoft "FAT" family, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32.

    Certain aspects of the file system, can have strong enough patents,
    to prevent a company from safely implementing them. Perhaps
    it is "long file names" that is missing from your phone, because
    the manufacturer thought they'd be sued. If LFS support is missing,
    then your phone supports the old DOS "8.3" format.


    In terms of movie type support, Google is your friend. Don't expect
    the phone documentation to spell out the formats for you. And in the
    case of the phones some carriers provide to their customers,
    the phone features are disabled by the carrier. I don't know of
    an easy way to predict what will work, when so many people have
    a say in how the phone works.

    A "safe approach" to movie playback would be.

    1) Record a movie with the built-in camera.
    2) (Somehow) get the movie off the cell, either by syncing or
    by sending the movie to yourself via your carrier.
    3) Drop the movie onto a copy of GSpot, for CODEC info, and resolution info.
    4) Make a new movie, having the same characteristics, and (somehow)
    get it onto the phone. It might play, as long as the cell phone
    company, didn't use a "slight variation" on a standard movie format.

    GSpot is here. I think there is one other application that can
    detect movie format besides GSpot. Anyway, this one is a good start.

    Paul, Apr 5, 2012
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