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Default 10v ubuntu - 10-03-2009, 06:22 AM

curious if i should keep 8.04 when it gets here any thought?

also i have a desktop computer with xp and im getting a external drive for my dell mini 10v. Just curious about movies. if i put movies onto the external drive and vlc media player from my xp and plug it into the 10v can i play the movies?
should i just download the vlc player on the 10v and then only put movies on the external harddrive?
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Default 10-03-2009, 11:52 AM

The only issue I can imagine with playing movies off an external drive is the compatibility across OSs of different filesystems. If you're using Windows, you're probably going to want to use either the FAT or NTFS filesystem. The external will be preformatted with one of these two.

The FAT filesystem has the best compatibility across OSs, but it's old and has a number of limitations (most notably, no files over 4GiB). NTFS is more modern, but it's largely a Windows-only filesystem. Linux can read and write NTFS, but I don't think NTFS is as well supported as most Linux filesystems.

There is software to add Linux filesystem support to Windows, but it seems to be limited.

You can also partition the external, and use multiple filesystems on it, but I don't think there's much point, unless you have very specific needs.

Ultimately, for cross platform compatibility, I'd go with FAT, unless you need to store large files.

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Default 10-03-2009, 05:18 PM

the movie files are video_ts and vob and ifo...and i got the movies down to 1.5 GB for the full movie..
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