Thread: PS3 mkv firmware update?
10-04-2008 10:00 AM #16
In order for me to watch movies on my PS3, I use Videora iPod converter. It converts any file into .mp4 format, which is the format that the PS3 supports. I also use that to watch those same movies on my iPod. Just a heads up if anyone didn't know this.Gold slips I'm looking for: Blind Side
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10-04-2008 07:20 PM #17
I use MKV2VOB but I'd rather be able to just play the MKV files without having to convert them. Also then I'm left in a conundrum on which file to keep or to keep both because MKV is the better format.
I don't expect Sony to upgrade firmware for MKV support. Best bet would be an upgrade to TVersity that would support it.
I'm considering getting a popcorn hour so I don't have to worry about converting.
10-05-2008 06:31 AM #18Member
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AviAddXSubs (freeware) to circumvent that by embedding .srt subtitles to .avi files. It's a 1-2 minute process (no hard-coding) and it works great.
10-08-2008 07:42 AM #19Member
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As far as I know no public release dates for DivX 7 have been announced. Assuming the PS3 is updated to DivX 7 whenever it's released, the PS3 will support mkv files and the rest of the DivX 7 specification.
Matroska is, of course, just the container format. It doesn't automatically follow that every mkv file will play back on the PS3. The encoded audio and video contained in the mkv file will also have to use codecs the PS3 supports and those codecs will no doubt be whatever codecs DivX decides are part of the DivX 7 specification.
10-08-2008 10:36 AM #20
10-08-2008 12:44 PM #21Member
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how are you guys downloading mkv files? don't you get email sfrom Paramount about infringing on piracy lawsHere's what i got
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11-07-2008 03:22 AM #23
Thats backstabbers paramount garbage not worth my bandwith.
For commercial movies buy a bluray disc but I have ten blu ray movies in un-opened boxes since I have so much free stuff to watch and I just got fallout 3 and my entire movie watching just went on hold.
For other user created content(no! not utube).
I have 160 gigs of free movies that are studio offered or user created or film festival that kills most regular stuff. (did you know the theatrical film The Signal was a film festival product that got made with a hand camera and got purchased by Magnolia Studios for four million or ten million? dollars.......thats a deal most film festival film directors are willing to give up a vital organ for).
Plenty of free LEGAL stuff out there i.e
And most tv networks these days have websites that let you direct download or stream a tv show.i.e abc, nbc, cbs, fox, etc.
Google for the free stuff/user created content from new studios
watch: prey alone/elephant dreams/the hunt
as an example:
Hope this helps?To stir mens blood dreams must be vast or else they have no power.
08-08-2009 11:20 AM #24Member
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Play Mkv Files on PS3 with EASE
Any PS3 owner who wants to play high def downloaded content from the Net should have the following software programs and hardware config
0) LAN connecting the media server PC to the PS3 of course
1) A moderately beefy system core 2 duo running over 2.6 gigs at least to decode 1080p video
2) Combined Community Codec Pack installed (this is for decoding of the highdef codecs within the mkv file container)
[i can't post links here so simply search google for combined community codec pack]
3) PS3 media server installed – one of the best media servers that transcode on the fly for the PS3 – this program is friggin excellent – better than tversity if you only care about serving to the PS3 (sorry no universal support for the other devices hence the name)
[again can't post urls so please search for ps3 media server]
4) mkv2vob installed – this is useful for some mkv files 1080p which are extremely large in the ranges of around 13GB. The PS3 media server has issues seeking and sometimes stutters and sound is off synch. In that case use mkv2vob to convert the mkv file to vob (make sure u ask mkv2vob to change the file extension from mkv to avi – this doesn't do anything but enables the PS3 media server to pick up the file as a media file and serve to the ps3 via network). Mkv2vob can also split the file into any type of chunks like 2GB or 4GB if u care for that – this is useful to directly drop the files via fat32 usb stick or drive into the HDD of the ps3
after the codec pack is installed, run the PS3 media server. It will detect the connected PS3 hardware. Go to the ps3 and search for media servers. On the PS3 media server software go to the tab called navigation/share settings. Under the subsection Shared Folders, use the plus icon to add folders u want to serve to the PS3. Any unsupported formats will be automatically transcoded using existing codecs on the computer to something the ps3 understands. You need a beefy system for this on the fly conversion but the good thing is 90% of all files will play in this manner. If by any chance your ps3 complains that it cannot play the file and the file is corrupt, you can force ps3 media server to the transcoding. There will be a folder called #transcode# or similar in the folder of the media file you wanna watch (this is on the ps3 ui when browsing the media server). You can manually force encoding and also you can select the audio track and subtitles if there are many in the single mkv file
ENJOY – this was written really quickly – if u need help u can drop me an email
08-08-2009 03:06 PM #25
08-09-2009 12:08 AM #26
I don't care so much for MKV support as I do for playback support for BDs with PAL framerates.My HDM (223) (Latest: Lord of the Rings Extended Edit., Star Wars The Complete Saga (US))
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09-10-2009 12:37 AM #27
if you have a pc capable of running 1080p mkv files then you might as well just hook it right up to the tv and cut out the ps3 as a middle man. no sense in jumping through hoops of wireless server nonsense just to enjoy an hd file. htpc + hdmi + hdtv = 1080p
09-10-2009 08:35 AM #28
The biggest reason Sony doesn't include MKV support is that MKVs are pretty much the number 1 competitor with Blu-ray now.
The lack of MKV support is what made me get the Popcorn Hour and I would never go back to using the PS3 media center after having the PCH.
MKV2VOB worked ok but who wants to convert all the movies they download before they can watch them.
09-10-2009 09:37 AM #29
09-10-2009 03:11 PM #30
Still debating on weather I should upgrade since mine works fine, if I didn't have one I'd be all over the C-200 though.
I posted a review of my experiences with the A-110 on my blog.