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Howdy, I have multiple mp4, m4v, avi, mkv files. I'd like to have them all play on my newly bought ps3. smile.gif I have the 320gb version, so awesome...

However I can't seem to figure how to convert them with a safe program, non ad's, non spyware...

Would anyone be able to suggest, or walk me through a good converting app, or server streamer, that functions clean?

Thanks,

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http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/
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http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/

Just went there earlier, they have the server, but I can't seem to find a simplified "how to". I've even posted on their forum asking how, with no responses.

Is there an alternate that functions / how to?

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that will work... i am looking for the piece of sotware that i was useing... it was like 16 meg big... very basic and worked a charm.... the pc picked up the ps3 and then you added the librarys and then use the controler or remote for the stuff you wanted to play... i however do nto have my ps3 anymore... so i can nto help you there.

but that is the offical software to use... there is others out there but i can nto remember them
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TVersity, or Nero MediaHome, part of the full suite, did it quite well for me. Been a while, but I remember it was just a matter of running it, and authorising folders or files. Winamp Pro also had a streaming server that worked with the PS3, it even had a wizard. Haven't used either lately (post Netflix), and my PS3 is the 80GB fat, the first one without support for PS2 games. Hope it helps.
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that will work... i am looking for the piece of sotware that i was useing... it was like 16 meg big... very basic and worked a charm.... the pc picked up the ps3 and then you added the librarys and then use the controler or remote for the stuff you wanted to play... i however do nto have my ps3 anymore... so i can nto help you there.
but that is the offical software to use... there is others out there but i can nto remember them

Ok, so ps3 media server just picked up the renderer, finally found where to add to library... Streamed 480p, 720p clean, 1080p for the most part clean. My entire itunes library (formatted with handbrake to ipad format... ie 1024x### ws vids), they are not streaming clean.

Is there a way to install more media renderers? More curious, as i'd like to just toss a shwack of them on there... And if you can find said software, or a name, pm me, appreciated.

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If you're looking to actually convert the files, HandBrake is wonderful.

http://handbrake.fr/

Edit: Also, when using HandBrake make sure to use MP4, as PS3 natively does not support MKV files, unless it's modded. Though that may have changed since I stopped using mine to stream. Got a Logitech Revue about a year ago.
Edited by Deeya - 10/15/12 at 3:47pm
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If you're looking to actually convert the files, HandBrake is wonderful.
http://handbrake.fr/
Edit: Also, when using HandBrake make sure to use MP4, as PS3 natively does not support MKV files, unless it's modded. Though that may have changed since I stopped using mine to stream. Got a Logitech Revue about a year ago.

I've tried handbrake, Great app, but the mp4 format... Which "default format" did you use? Most of mine were previously converted to "ipad 1" due to myself owning said ipad 1 and itunes... Those do not play at all on the ps3... frown.gif

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I just have it set to Normal under the Regular branch of the tree on the right.

If they are huge files like 4GB+ BD rips, make sure to check Large File Size. The default codecs of H.264 and AAC work fine, just make sure to use the MP4 container.

I don't see any differents other than framerate and resolution changes when switching from Normal to iPad, so I have no idea what the issue is.

I usually rip all my DVDs and BDs for streaming and haven't had an issue streaming them to my PS3 using TVersity. Have you tried using TVersity instead of PS3 Media Server?

Here's a link to download older versions of TVersity is only paid, I'd recommend version 1.9.3 as that's that I have installed and MP4 files are working just fine.

However if you can budget it, I'd definately recommend getting a Logitech Revue, main reason I got mine was that the PS3 has Cinavia implemented with 3.41 doh.gif
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