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02 Apr 2008
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Hi peeps. This is my first forum post. I was wondering if there has been any info on whether or not Sony are going to update the PS3 firmware to support MKV format as from what I've heard and seen the MKV format is far superior in quality and sound compared to AVI. Also, when are we PS3 owners going to be able to stream music from a P.C. while we are playing games like you can do with the 360? C'mon Sony, we want custom soundtracks in our games.
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i think it will be in one of the future update's, but not soon...
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People have been requesting for mkv for a while, if they do add it I wouldnt expect it soon, took them long enough to add DivX support
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Sony doesn't like open formats ... :D
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as i stated on another post their is a streaming software that streams mkv files to the ps3 and transcodes them at the same time!
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JohnYLaW wrote:
as i stated on another post their is a streaming software that streams mkv files to the ps3 and transcodes them at the same time!
If you want to stream MKV files from a PC to your PS3 TVersity will do the job. 

 

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That's the problem I got rid of TVersity just 4 days ago and downloaded a movie that I really want to keep as MKV 2 days ago! And I dont wanna rëinstal it!
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I didn't much like TVersity either. I'm now using the imaginatively titled PS3 Media Server which has been written specifically for the PS3. And I love it.

 

The website is here: http://www.ps3mediaserver.org

 

To save you a few seconds searching, the link to the download site is: http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/list

 

Available for Windoze, Mac and Linux. Which is nice.

 

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just use mkvtovob . it takes less than 5 minutes to remux a 10gig file (newish comp) and once it done its done .

mkv doesnt offer better picture or quailty . its just well known to be one of the best containers going at the amount due to what it can support interms of audio and video codec . it is h/x.264 that gives much better quialty over divx ,even when its in SD form

most people are downloading music and videos through crappy bit torrent and p2p software , and so most people are not aware of the schene , how it works and how far that video has come down a large chain before it ends up on p2p bit torrent. there are rules for certain realease groups . divx and xvid rules havent changed and such releases must still be contained in avi format and not mkv as still alot of standalone stuff can play avis but not mkvs . the hd stuff is not closed off and so mkv is used instead . becuase sony are one of the largest backers in blu-ray they releasise that at the moment 90% of all blu ray rips are stuck in the mkv containter . blu-ray is there format and there money maker and so they are trying to make it harder for you to bother downloading illegal films and hoping that you wont bother , or dont know how and you will buy the disc . i cant see it coming at all really 

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most people requesting MKV only want it support for playstation because cause they got excited by a torrrent site that lets them download "bluray" mkvs and now they wanna be "cool" and watch em on their playstation and tell their friends...
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Plambey wrote:
most people requesting MKV only want it support for playstation because cause they got excited by a torrrent site that lets them download "bluray" mkvs and now they wanna be "cool" and watch em on their playstation and tell their friends...

Not all of us, P2P for a start is n00b stuff and MKV is a very versatile container, There is an increasing amount of anime being released as .mkv files due to the containers ability to hold multiple subtitle and soundtrack files. All in all a very capable container which is increasing in popularity all the time over the dated and not so good divx and xvid formats :Evil:

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lol this was my very first thread on these forums
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Yup idt2 you did put up another post. It wasn't very helpful though considering you don't actually name the program you use to transcode MKV to play on a PS3.
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Google MKV2VOB. Very useful little app. Although I'm with you: It would be easier if Sony just added MKV support (along with FLAC:gr8: )
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Google MKV2VOB.

Great little prog, a nice easy quick converter that play on the PS3 a treat :gr8:
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Thanks for the info chimp and spanky. The converting worked a treat. It was done in a matter of minutes. However, when I stream the file from my P.C. to my PS3 I only get a 3 sec clip if it's an MP4, 6 sec clip if it's MPEG-2 and 9 sec clip if it's an AVI. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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Try tsmuxer in google its very quick and converts .MKV to .M2TS which can be played on the ps3
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thanks bigugly but I've got it figured out now. I downloaded TVersity and the streaming is working fine now. :) Big thanks to chimp, spanky and bigugly for your advice. It is much appreciated :gr8:
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Do those converters also do subs?
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BUMP and yeh who thinks we need this we're almost year later! I think it's really usefull because the files can hold subs without them being stuck on the video! And the quallity is really good!
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