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    PS3 help!?

    Hi, thanks for taking to time to help me.
    I recenlty purchased a PS3.
    Now, I want to buy an external Hard Drive and stick all the movies I have on my PC, onto the Hard Drive, to watch the movies through the PS3.

    Can I then simply plug the External Drive into the PS3 and watch the movies?

    In theory it should be that simple, but is it? Has anyone done it? Can you recommend a HD?

    Thanks

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    yes i used my western digital and it comes up fine

    i press triangle and display all and watch my MKV

    why do it the hard way, I have a media network set up between my PC and PS3, no wires.

    you can do it and it works great, but why not just stream from your PC?

    Original Poster

    Humour me! How the hell do I do that?!?!

    ^ (stream)

    If you still want to use an external drive just remember that the PS3 only understands FAT32 and because of that you can't store anything over 4GB, so that pretty much rules out any lengthy 720p+ content.

    Original Poster

    GENIUS! Thanks a lot folks, Rep for all, for taking the time.

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    yes i used my western digital and it comes up finei press triangle and … yes i used my western digital and it comes up finei press triangle and display all and watch my MKV



    Umm what??? - PS3 does not natively play MKV files :whistling:

    I also stream from PC to PS3 using a program called PS3 media server

    code.google.com/p/p…ist

    There's versions for windows, linux and mac too.. but suspect you're running windows anyway. Plays everything I've tried and only transcodes when it needs to, though you can also force it to transcode for some files that are "difficult"
    .... and it's freeware, so no cost to you either :thumbsup:
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