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Topic # 108220 27-Aug-2012 10:29 Send private message

Am i able to play movies/TV programmes from a USB stick on a PS3....

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  Reply # 677469 27-Aug-2012 10:39 Send private message

Yes, as long as they are in a very very standard format. The PS3 is quite picky about non conforming video files.

To make it easier, put your videos in a folder called VIDEO.


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  Reply # 677470 27-Aug-2012 10:40 Send private message

Yeah you just need to press triangle and select display all contents.

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  Reply # 677474 27-Aug-2012 10:42 Send private message

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/video/filetypes.html

These are the file formats you can play. I've only ever not been able to play .mkv everything else that I have tried has worked fine.



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  Reply # 677485 27-Aug-2012 10:54 Send private message

most of the files i have are VLC media files.. and are described as

VLC media file (.flv)

So would this work???

All new to this..

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  Reply # 677495 27-Aug-2012 11:00 Send private message

No it wont play those. You can use something like PS3 media server to stream them from your computer though.


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  Reply # 677501 27-Aug-2012 11:04 Send private message

mattRSK: No it wont play those. You can use something like PS3 media server to stream them from your computer though.



This....  makes it easier.

But requires you to have a PC and the PS3 on the same network. (not everyone has their PS3 online)

You run the PS3MediaServer on your PC, tell the PS3 to search for media servers and when it finds it, you can play almost anything on your PC via your PS3.

http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/





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  Reply # 677508 27-Aug-2012 11:12 Send private message

If your PS3 is not online then you will need to convert those video formats to one listed in the link I gave before. I think you can actually download different formats from youtube now, if that's where you are getting your .flv files from.



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  Reply # 677527 27-Aug-2012 11:44 Send private message

And so if from youtube and using youtube downloader.. what is the best file format to use..

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  Reply # 677539 27-Aug-2012 11:56 Send private message

pompey657: And so if from youtube and using youtube downloader.. what is the best file format to use..


What are the options?



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  Reply # 677943 28-Aug-2012 08:41 Send private message

i have downloaded one and have it in mp4 movie...

Will this play on ps3

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  Reply # 677946 28-Aug-2012 08:49 Send private message

MP4 should be fine, for MKVs try changing the extension from MKV to Avi and most times it'll work





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  Reply # 678658 29-Aug-2012 10:59 Send private message

Yep, MP4 will work fine. If the FLV has H.264 video you can easily extract the streams and remux to MP4 but since you can usually just grab the MP4, I'd do that. Check here the different formats.

I've never found renaming MKV to AVI to work, and I can't really believe it would. Have you actually tried it with any success? You can usually (losslessly) remux MKV to M2TS (I use tsmuxer, it takes just a few minutes on my slow machine).

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  Reply # 678662 29-Aug-2012 11:07 Send private message

bazzer: Yep, MP4 will work fine. If the FLV has H.264 video you can easily extract the streams and remux to MP4 but since you can usually just grab the MP4, I'd do that. Check here the different formats.

I've never found renaming MKV to AVI to work, and I can't really believe it would. Have you actually tried it with any success? You can usually (losslessly) remux MKV to M2TS (I use tsmuxer, it takes just a few minutes on my slow machine).


About half the files have worked that way, the other half I converted over.  Although these were all running through Windows media sharing.  These days I just transcode everything using Tiversity




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  Reply # 678680 29-Aug-2012 12:15 Send private message

I've always found the PS3 to be a really poor media player, not a very good interface, slow navigation and picky about the containers and codecs.

Makes a nice Blu-ray player though oh and it plays games good :-)




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  Reply # 678768 29-Aug-2012 14:46 Send private message

vinnieg:
bazzer: Yep, MP4 will work fine. If the FLV has H.264 video you can easily extract the streams and remux to MP4 but since you can usually just grab the MP4, I'd do that. Check here the different formats.

I've never found renaming MKV to AVI to work, and I can't really believe it would. Have you actually tried it with any success? You can usually (losslessly) remux MKV to M2TS (I use tsmuxer, it takes just a few minutes on my slow machine).


About half the files have worked that way, the other half I converted over.  Although these were all running through Windows media sharing.  These days I just transcode everything using Tiversity

Then that is irrelevant with regards to playing them off a USB as the OP requested. Streaming is a different story.

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