Windows Phone 8 has trouble with videos over 4GB

The camera on the Lumia 920 is a great reason to spring for the phone, but new problems are cropping up with people shooting 1080p video. This is not exclusive to the Lumia 920 however, as it is a problem reported across all Windows Phone 8 devices. Apparently just over the 4GB mark, the phone becomes unable to transfer video to a computer and instead, starts over with what’s left. For example, a 6GB video would leave you with an unwatchable 2GB file.

Hopefully this is something that Microsoft will see fit to address in the upcoming Portico update, but given the severity of the problem, it may be something that is worked on sooner rather than later.

[via: Microsoft Community]


  • http://twitter.com/GPKGPKGPK the garbage pail kid

    How many minutes is a 4GB video @ 1080p?

  • just

    4G of video is = one dvd movie, well a little bit more. I don’t take video that big, and if I want to do a long video I will use my camcorder.

  • nightscout13

    If you want to watch an HD video on your phone, 4GB will be about an hour. Unless you want to watch 360P on Netflix, then by all means, enjoy……

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Well that is a problem if you are recording for very long periods of time… Still sucks, though. Hopefully they will fix it soon.

  • JSYOUNG571

    Sighs….just when you think you have hit the bottom of system problems another one arises. Microsoft is just not ready. I am quite sure Microsoft and the carrier boards are flooded with Windows Phone 8 issues. Hopefully Microsoft will be able to release a Pineapple update for it.

  • http://www.2girls1game.com Sarah

    I can’t see this being a problem for my own personal uses, but for some, this is quite unfortunate. I hope Microsoft looks into fixing this.