Accessing NTFS Partitions on Android

For a while now I’ve been encoding all my DVDs to put on my media server for playing on the PS3. All is good. Recently, with the addition of my Android tablet to the setup I’ve been using a 64GB memory card to put films on for when I’m travelling. For DVD encodes this has been working fine.

However, more recently I’ve been encoding Blu-rays. Some (read that as most) of these encodes are larger than 4GB in size. This causes a problem on FAT32 (the normal formatting for a memory card) where the size of a single file cannot exceed 4GB.

So, I decided to see if there was anything out there that would allow me to read a card that was formatted for NTFS. It just so happens that there was. Paragon exFAT, NTFS & HFS+.

You do need to have a rooted device, but once installed it takes care of auto-mounting the card on insertion and boot up. You can then use your normal file browser or media player, in my case: ES File Explorer and MX Player.

All is good again. I can now take Blu-ray encodes with me on my travels.