i battled with this for a long time . what you need to download is a program called mkvtovob (google it)... download. do the normal input file , choose directory. it will then pass thorugh the video so it will only took a few minutes to convert it . as the video doensnt need encoding again . it just needs the vob container (extension) . when its doing it . 3 or 4 windows will pop up . ignore them as it is doing it thing and when its done you should be able to use tveristy or stick to move accross . all though there is somthing about 4 gig and over vob files working or not .i havent tried this yer as my main pc has failed and i only have my mac.
the program was made for the ps3 for just your reason . i hope that helps
also mkvtovob has the option of splitting the files for 4 gig and over
here is some guys instructions (sorry ive been google searching while doing the post (hence the editing)
you can stream it from an external source (HD) that must be FAT32.Another way is to use a program called mkv2vob this converts it with no lose of quality to arouns 2 gig ish. Hopes this helps you.I only just had my PS3 and I luv gadgets and this is the best gadget that I have to date.
For all those who work for the company. AWESOME bit of kit !!!!!!!!
They must have read my mind as to sequential playback because it was doing my ead in.Much better now
The fat32 filesystem that the PS3 HDD uses only supports single files with a max size of 4gb.... kind of limiting.
Most compressed HD films I've seen are around 7GB.... I think a lot are compressed to just under 4GB for this reason.
here's what i do with mkv's, make sure you've got all the correct codecs installed firstly,
use aprogram called tsmuxer,
install it, open it up
click ADD button on the right and select the file
under the Tracks section, highlight the video track by clicking on it once and make sure the level is at 4.1 or lower (i think it should only be over 4.1 if its hd)
lower down in the output section click the M2TS muxing dot and selct an output folder.
click start muxing at the bottom wait a couple of minutes, then burn to disk. and roberts your mothers brother.
this is what i do with with hd video thats in an mkv container works like a charm.
let us know how it went
it's an M2TS file, its a sony hd video file type, which the hd camcorders use, also i think i stands for mpeg2 transport stream or something.
and i'm not sure but i think its at least part of or similar to the transport stream used by bd.
also in the program tsmuxer there is an option of authoring your own blu-ray disks to be burned on dvd.
pm me if you want more info/links etc.
like i said in my first post thats what i do, and it works for me, i download quite a few hd rips that are in mkv, i just do what i explained then burn to dvd.