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Topic # 30516 11-Feb-2009 13:00
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Got a 5 gig HD video file of mine that i would love to store in the PS3's hard disk. Problem is, can't find a way to transfer it there.

Things i've tried:
1) External hard disk formatted to NTFS - not detected by PS3
2) External hard disk formatted to FAT32 - can't copy the file as too large for the formatting
3) Over wireless - after 15 mins = 0%
4) Stream only, no copy - WM11/DLNA crashes after a few minutes

Things i could try:
1) A humungous USB thumb drive - but will i get a "file is too large" error after spending $100?
2) dual layer dvd - $25
3) Remove ps3 hdd and ... won't go there thank you very much - wouldn't it end up as "file too large" error?


The curious thing is it attempted to copy over wireless ... but isn't the PS3 hdd of a FAT32 format? Anyone knows anything about these things?





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  Reply # 195349 11-Feb-2009 17:13
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5GB is a very big file.  Have you thought of Splitting the file into two or three parts?

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  Reply # 195364 11-Feb-2009 17:55
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The maximum file size for any FAT32 file system is 4gb so you will not be able to transfer the 5gb mpg over. You need to split it or shrink it down.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 195369 11-Feb-2009 18:19
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Can it read HFS?

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  Reply # 195372 11-Feb-2009 18:23
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Yup PS3 Sony OS uses FAT32 so 4gb limit on file sizes..

You could install Linux onto your PS3 and it will run fine.. Google search PS3 Linux  and there should be a few guides..

Dual Layer DVD would be the easyest way..


Wish PS3 used a New'er (better) file format... FAT32 just suckz..



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  Reply # 195378 11-Feb-2009 18:47
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hi there, yes i've considered splitting the file but only as last resort. so i guess it will not no matter what i do, fit onto a FAT32 system. great to know about the size limitation ... why don't the ps3 people allow ntfs then! arrgh ;p just one of those annoyances i guess ...

hfs - hmm wouldnt want to tinker with the ps3
linux - as above. i've read a bit about linux but i just don't have the energy to do them and then figure out things - at the mo' it's a one touch media server if you like, switch on, press play, no need to select your OS, etc etc.

i guess i'll save it for until one day we all can afford high speed bd-rewritable writers (say $250 would be nice!) but even then it wouldn't be a one touch system anymore as gotta burn the files each time. hmm... i support ntfs!!!




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  Reply # 195381 11-Feb-2009 19:16
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Well if it can read HFS, you would just have to format the external drive..



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  Reply # 195480 12-Feb-2009 10:57
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hmm googling says it won't pick up hfs.

i've tried splitting the file using normal mpg programs but they all crash as i guess it is HD/h.264 - anyone knows of any reliable HD video editor for purchase or better, free, which can chop and stuff without re-encode-ing?

this page has a few but they all seem to re-encode from experience with previous versions
http://www.internetvideomag.com/Articles_2008/022408_HD_Video_Editing.htm




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  Reply # 195505 12-Feb-2009 12:28
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For free I would try http://handbrake.fr/ or maybe H264TS_Cutter?

For some money (or the free) Corel VideoStudio® Pro X2 does high-quality HD video edit.

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  Reply # 195526 12-Feb-2009 13:48
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joker97: hmm googling says it won't pick up hfs.

i've tried splitting the file using normal mpg programs but they all crash as i guess it is HD/h.264 - anyone knows of any reliable HD video editor for purchase or better, free, which can chop and stuff without re-encode-ing?

this page has a few but they all seem to re-encode from experience with previous versions
http://www.internetvideomag.com/Articles_2008/022408_HD_Video_Editing.htm

Have you tried streaming your file to the PS3?  You might be able to copy it over the network, I don't think the PS3 native file system has the 4GB limitation.

Edit: Lost track of the first post, and missed the bit where you tried that already.  Which servers did you try?

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  Reply # 195530 12-Feb-2009 13:56
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The PS3 is limited to FAT32 so 4G filesize on USB attached drives. No such limit exists on the internal drive since it uses a proprietary file system. The only way to get files across to it though are to stream them. Two ways are Tversity and PS3 Media Server, both of which are freeware

If you connect up a PC via the ethernet port (using a switch or RJ45 crossover cable) the transfer should be pretty quick




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  Reply # 195535 12-Feb-2009 13:59
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hellonearthisman: For free I would try http://handbrake.fr/ or maybe H264TS_Cutter?

For some money (or the free) Corel VideoStudio® Pro X2 does high-quality HD video edit.


I use TS Packet Editor all the time with no problem

Another way is to load up the Cyberlink PDVD8 H264 demux filter (just install the trial) and if you fiddle with the Directshow filter priorities (look up radlight) you can actually edit the files in Virtualdub

This is documented on another post in GZ




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  Reply # 195648 13-Feb-2009 00:49
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thanks for all the suggestion, sounds like copying over network is still the preferred, but my ps3 is very far from the router ... so i'll have to do it one day in the future. streaming is fine, but prefer to have it in the ps3 box for ease of use if computer not turned on.

meanwhile will think of purchasing some cutters (the ts cutter wont work as it's an mpg file)

thanks heaps!




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  Reply # 195651 13-Feb-2009 06:32
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joker97: thanks for all the suggestion, sounds like copying over network is still the preferred, but my ps3 is very far from the router ... so i'll have to do it one day in the future. streaming is fine, but prefer to have it in the ps3 box for ease of use if computer not turned on.

meanwhile will think of purchasing some cutters (the ts cutter wont work as it's an mpg file)

thanks heaps!


A couple of things. If you stream the content to view it, using those servers you can also copy the content across. So you need only to wire up the network connection once to do the copy

Virtualdubmod is free and can edit mpg files IIRC - check it out. Also I think avidemux can edit mpg files




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