Formatting HDD to use with USB Loader and MPlayer

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  1. lostreverie
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    I want to format a 300GB drive into two partitions. One, obviously, should be a WBFS partition, the other needs to be something MPlayer CE can read. I have some questions:

    Does MPlayer CE read NTFS fine? I've read that it does and read that it doesn't, NTFS can be a bit dodgy.

    How much of a hassle would FAT32's 4GB filesize limit be anyway? Does/would it give you problems?

    Do either MPlayer CE or the USB Loader (I use the Configurable USB Loader) require their partition to be "first"? Is there any conflict between having these two partitions on the disc simultaneously, given their use?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Spidy1000

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    Make the WBFS partition the second 1, make sure both partitions are primary
     
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    Okay super, thanks. Should I go with NTFS for the first partition?
     
  4. ozguy

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    The 4Gb limit would only be a problem if you want to put full DVD rips on there for playing in MPlayer. They are the only files you are likely to encounter that would be bigger than 4Gb.
    It won't effect the WBFS partition in any way.
     
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    stick with fat for the partition. even dvd vob files are only a 1gb split so no need for ntfs.
     
  6. lostreverie
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    okay great. I was kinda hoping to avoid using ntfs since my os doesn't always love dealing with it; good to know most people don't find it a necessity. thanks to everyone for their help!
     

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