Copying a 6gb film to ps3?

I'm trying to put a film onto my ps3 hard drive but the file size is 6.5 gb and as the ps3 only supports fat32 which has a 4gb limit i'm having a bit of trouble doing it, is there any way it can be done?

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probs if you split it, duno how you would do that though

if only ps3 supported NTFS the world would be a better place!

online-tech-tips.com/com…32/

if you have a spare external hard drive...

there are lots of programs which let you format a hard drive larger than 4gb to FAT32

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emhaslam;7687758

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/formatting-external-hard-drive-to-fat-32/if you have a spare external hard drive...there are lots of programs which let you format a hard drive larger than 4gb to FAT32



the problem is not formatting the drive to fat32, I've got a 40gb hard drive which is fat32, the problem is you cannot put files bigger than 4gb onto a fat32 drive

souljacker;7687804

the problem is not formatting the drive to fat32, I've got a 40gb hard … the problem is not formatting the drive to fat32, I've got a 40gb hard drive which is fat32, the problem is you cannot put files bigger than 4gb onto a fat32 drive



i.e you cannot put that big uncompressed mkv onto the ps3? lol

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emhaslam;7687758

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/formatting-external-hard-drive-to-fat-32/if you have a spare external hard drive...there are lots of programs which let you format a hard drive larger than 4gb to FAT32



Eh?

Whats that got to do with it?

OP wants to transfer a file thats bigger than 4GB onto a FAT32 drive. FAT32 has a limit for file size of 4GB

Only way you can do it would be to split it, unless you can use an external with NTFS that can be seen by the PS3 (and I'd think you cant).

my bad. misunderstood the OP :oops:

My link not help or do you need it all broken down wihout reading the link?

No way of re-encoding the file down to 4gb ?

If you need it split down you could try somthing like hjsplit (freeware). Used it a bit but not for HD vid files... so dont know if it would affect the playback in any way. Maybe worth a shot though if thats the route you take ;-)

if its on the ps3 HD can it playback a 4gb+ file?:thinking:

Copy it over the network. The file system on the internal hdd isnt fat32.

stream it with TVersity then copy the file

Why not just burn it to a dual-layer DVD? Or is the PS3 also incapable of copying files from a DVD?

download MKV2VOb for nothing (legit by the way). Google is your friend.

Install

change the settings on the 3rd tab and specify 4gig fat32 and whether you want it as a VOB / MPEG etc

Browse for your mkv using the Browse buttong

Specify a destination directory

Click Add File

Takes about 5-10 mins

transfer the converted file (it'll probably be split into two) to a USB stick

Put the stick in the USB slot of the ps3.

Either play it from the USB stick or transfer it to the PS3 hard drive

Job done!

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Chuckles1001;7687936

My link not help or do you need it all broken down wihout reading the … My link not help or do you need it all broken down wihout reading the link?


give me a chance! I went to bed not long after I posted so didn't have tome to read it, thanks for your help
deathtrap3000;7688333

Copy it over the network. The file system on the internal hdd isnt fat32.



thanks that looks like the best option

@ bluejam thanks but that doesn't really help, it's not an mkv file I'm trying to put onto the ps3, I know it doesn't support them, I've already got mkv2vob

souljacker;7689500

give me a chance! I went to bed not long after I posted so didn't have … give me a chance! I went to bed not long after I posted so didn't have tome to read it, thanks for your helpthanks that looks like the best option@ bluejam thanks but that doesn't really help, it's not an mkv file I'm trying to put onto the ps3, I know it doesn't support them, I've already got mkv2vob



That's cool, its just you replied to someone after i replied so thought you could not be bothered to read it and your welcome lol Also in the link i sent it says about the moving files over the network so glad i had the best option lol

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Chuckles1001;7692648

That's cool, its just you replied to someone after i replied so thought … That's cool, its just you replied to someone after i replied so thought you could not be bothered to read it and your welcome lol Also in the link i sent it says about the moving files over the network so glad i had the best option lol



yeah i did it over the network in the edn, thanks again :thumbsup:

souljacker;7694582

yeah i did it over the network in the edn, thanks again :thumbsup:



Coolio, glad it worked ;-)

PS3 media server.
have put an 8gb Madagascar 2 1080p film on my ps3 this way.

Souljacker I thought you said you have had a 10gb file on your PS3 before?
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