Android 11 may finally remove Android’s 4GB file size limit for video recordings

In 2019, cell phone brands have made enormous bounces in camera quality, particularly with regards to zoom and low-light. Then again, video quality hasn’t been given a similar measure of consideration. That could change in 2020 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865’s improved ISP. However, even as Android cell phones are shipping with bigger inner stockpiling limits, have quicker modems, and are currently supporting 5G systems, an old constraint keeps the greater part of these telephones from sparing video documents that are bigger than 4GB in size. In any case, that could change in Android 11, the following significant rendition of Android that is set to discharge in 2020.

I’ll attempt to condense the thinking behind this impediment without diving excessively deep into the specialized angles. Fundamentally, Google concluded that Android’s MediaMuxer and MPEG4Writer classes, which are separately liable for muxing (consolidating) video documents and sparing them as MP4 records, should bolster yielding a MP4 record with a greatest size of 2^32 – 1 bytes, which is roughly 4GB. This choice was made in mid 2014, back when the Google Nexus 5 with its most extreme 32GB of inside stockpiling was still available, SD cards were still generally being used, and the principal telephones with 4K video account had recently come to advertise (Galaxy Note 3). Along these lines, there wasn’t a lot of interest to spare video documents over 4GB in size: most telephones needed more stockpiling, SD cards arranged in FAT32 wouldn’t bolster it at any rate, and scarcely any telephones recorded in sufficiently high quality to try and meet that constraint. Quick forward 5 years and much has changed: there are currently telephones with 1TB of capacity, SD cards are presently the exemption instead of the standard, and 4K video account is universal, with 8K video chronicle soon to arrive at gadgets.

The submit has not been combined at this point, yet when it does, we anticipate that the change should be reflected in Android 11 since that is the following significant Android discharge. The primary Android 10 beta went live in March of this current year, so hope to see an Android 11 beta in March of 2020 pursued by a steady discharge at some point in August of 2020. With telephones from Xiaomi and Samsung expected to help 8K video chronicle, this change is welcome – but way past due.


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