Connecting my iOS5 iPhone 3GS to a Windows XP SP3 machine brings up the "Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard," which fails to copy large (>1 GB) videos with the error:
The current picture could not be copied. To copy this picture, click "Try Again." To stop copying, click "Cancel."
Clicking "Try Again" brings up the same error (either immediately, or after a pause). Clicking cancel brings up another screen with a "detailed error information" link that produces:
The following problem occurred while copying pictures:
Not enough storage is available to complete this operation.
(There is enough space on the drive to store the video.)
Trying to copy the file via Windows Explorer instead of the wizard results in a copy dialog that shows no progress, and finishes with a 0 byte file after a minute or so.
Microsoft appears to know about this problem, as it's in their Knowledge Base (symptoms 2 & 3, not 1 which there was a patch for). Their solution is to set the device to "USB Mass Storage Class" instead of "Picture Transfer Protocol", but I don't know of a way to do this on an iPhone. Does anyone else?
I've tried iExplorer (formerly iPhone Explorer), to no avial (it doesn't even see my phone).
Is there any way for me to get large video files from my phone to my computer?
To address concerns that this is related to FAT file size limits, the XP partition is NTFS and I see the behavior with a 1.69 GB (1,694,770,716 bytes) file (though it happens with other large files too). There's also an intermediate size where the wizard will fail, but copying via Explorer works. Above some size though, now way to get them transferred that I've found.