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Hiya, Recently bought the richer sounds TV as seen on here :D (thanks OP). Now i've started to obtain mkv movie files for the HD PS3, however i've attempted to use several conversion progs to conve… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Hiya,

Recently bought the richer sounds TV as seen on here :D (thanks OP). Now i've started to obtain mkv movie files for the HD PS3, however i've attempted to use several conversion progs to convert it into avi for the ps3.
Used: ojosoft, GOTSent, mkv converter.

Spent a good 4-5hrs looking on forums for each why it cant covert into avi. Can anyone recommend a prog or show me how its done?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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1 Like #1
I use mkv to vob converter - it's simple and effective. Just make sure you limit the files you've encoded to 4Gb if you're planning on using a FAT32 hard drive.

Read here.
banned#2
Just a quick question, are MKV files like HD quality movies? Once converted to avi, do you just transfer to the hard drive of the PS3? Finally, roughly how big are these files and is the quality equal to blu-ray/HD Standard.

Cheers
#3
Thanks for the link, i'll look into that :)
Yeah they said they were 720p movies, i got media server set up for my ps3 so no i dont need to transfer over. Dont know the quality yet as i havent used VLC player to view it (i should do really!), but the specs of the file seems to indicate they're nice quality.
banned#4
How big is the file you've got mate? Gonna try and download some now.
#5
I could never get any of the converters to work properly so tend to try and hunt out the ps3 compatible HD files.
banned#6
If you download a blu ray file, would it be as simple as transferring it over to the PS3's hard drive, or would i need to convert to an accepted format. Found a couple of mkv files, but also found a lot of blu ray uploads so just wondering what I can do really.
#7
generally they're on mkv's, i d/l'd one which was 2gb's but there are ones which are like 8gb's in size.

Just looked on VLC, it looks crystal :) i have the same version in none HD and i can tell the diff straight away. now i just need to convert it. Since we're on this subject. does anyone know any decent uploaders which does HD? Axxo or FXG - uploaders dont to HD versions yet :(.

A post from the forum of link above:
"Great program for converting 720p mkv files, although i've had some issues with DTS to AC3 conversion (skipping sound). However, it doesn't handle 1080p mkv files properly as the aspect ratio of these movies are not respected. For instance, all of my 2.35:1 1080p movies are converted to a strange looking full screen 1.33:1 ratio, or so it seems. I've tried all kind of combinations (different codecs, ticking and unticking boxes) but with no success. Hope the author of this otherwise excellent program will fix these issues soon..."
#8
if you download a blu ray movie it will prob be in mkv format, or x264, in which case you need to use mkv2vob to convert it, doesn't take long and doesn't lose quality (depending on the settings you choose, and the quality of the file downloaded....4-8gb seems to be right)
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Since we're on this subject. does anyone know any decent uploaders which does HD? Axxo or FXG - uploaders dont to HD versions yet :(.


SEPTiC
banned#10
Cheers catinthehat for the help. Can you reccomend the settings for the best quality?

Just had a look at septic and alot of his files seem to be tracked/private
#11
Rep'd :) many thanks!!
1 Like #12
output file: vob
trans codec: x264 high quality (very slow)

everything else i leave.
banned#13
I take it the PS3's hard drive is fat32, so as the 1st poster said it has to be below 4gb? is there a way of getting around this as I don't want to lose quality and space is not a problem (have a 320gb hard drive in my PS3).

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#14
I use an external hard drive so its not a prob, so im not sure about that. I guess you could split into 2 parts.
banned#15
I've got an external 80gb usb powerd hardrive. If i put the files on that and just connect it to my PS3 will the full file work then?
#16
I use xilisoft video converter. it converts near enough anything to anything.
#17
king1gazza
I've got an external 80gb usb powerd hardrive. If i put the files on that and just connect it to my PS3 will the full file work then?


yeah, copy what you want onto the drive. then you go to the videos menu, then press triangle on your usb drive > display all > it will show whats on there. select the vid and enjoy.
banned#18
Just had a look online and apparently for the external ahrd drive to be recognized it has to be fat32 which im guessing again limits the file to 4gb so no solution there?
#19
XenonMKV
works a charm for the 360. outputs .mp4 files, so unsure whether the ps3 can play those.

it will also split the files for you if they are over 4gb.
#20
yeah the ps3 plays mp4, might be worth giving xenonmkv a try king1
banned#21
okay cheers for the help guys
#22
You should split files using mkv2vob in the menu under the configuration tab, it has a file splitting section - set it to FAT32 4gb and the program will do the rest.

You then transfer the vob files onto the hard drive, and plug it into the ps3 via the usb port.

Some mkv files are of lesser quality than blu-ray - IIRC you need at least 1280x720 for a 720p blu-ray.
#23
moob
You should split files using mkv2vob in the menu under the configuration tab, it has a file splitting section - set it to FAT32 4gb and the program will do the rest.

You then transfer the vob files onto the hard drive, and plug it into the ps3 via the usb port.

Some mkv files are of lesser quality than blu-ray - IIRC you need at least 1280x720 for a 720p blu-ray.


^^^ coolio, you could try this aswell king1. nice one moob, nice to know I have the option if neccessary.
banned#24
How are you managing to run files over 4gb off an external hard drive if when connected to the ps3 it has to be fat32?
#25
king1gazza;4191195
How are you managing to run files over 4gb off an external hard drive if when connected to the ps3 it has to be fat32?


The VOB software splits it into two files
banned#26
Yes i realise that but catinthehat was saying that he/she could play files over4gb off an external hardrive connected via ps3. However the hardrive has to be fat 32 also.
#27
XenonMKV should also be quicker than a lot of other converters as it just rips out the mp4 from the mkv. (MKV is a container for MP4). Other converters will have to transcode the video to MPEG2 most likely.
#28
i use alltoavi to convert mkv to avi files..

http://alltoavi.sourceforge.net/
#29
What i am using now is not free. The main reason I bought it was the VERY user friendly interface.I cannot express how happy I am about purchasing Pavtube MKV Converter. It has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. It enables me to convert 1080p videos in a way no other software can. The edit feature is one of the most valuable functions of the software. It enables me to just take the clips that I want, without having to convert the entire file. Not only does it make the conversion process more simple, but the converted files are big and crisp. I found the product by searching "MKV converters ". Google had the Pavtube link on the first result page. I will definitely recommend this product to you. I am so satisfied with Pavtube!
Download link: http://www.pavtube.com/mkv-converter/

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