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While Sony's recent firware is definitely a step in the right direction, its lack of codecs are disappointing to me. I just don't understand why MS and Sony dont support avi.

But anyway, I was looking around on the PS3 forum and I came across a thread that tells you how to can stream divx/avi to your PS3 - you just need Nero 7 Ultra Edition installed and running on your server or PC. I just got it all setup and it actually works real well.

You have to run Nero MediaHome, which kinda acts as its own server. When it's running it'll appear in the PS3 XMB like your PC or other network device would. It transcodes on the fly and works well. Here's the link for details to all interested:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/play...hread.id=45512
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TVersity now supports the PS3, among other things - http://www.tversity.com

Nero shares files on the network just like TVersity. They both do the job.

As for why Microsoft and Sony don't support other codecs, it all comes down to legality. They have to pay for licensing not to mention everything they do has to be approved by different organizations. They can't just support every format because they would have to pay royalties to the companies who own those formats. They can support open standards but not third party codecs.
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Most leading brand companies don't use avi because of codec issues on client machines. Mpeg2 is commonly known as SVCD/DVD format. Compression levels vary and works on all OS Platforms(Backwards compatible). Codecs are a standard on OS Platforms. An incorrect compression can lead to massive file sizes. Audio Video Interlace(avi) has numerous codecs that can be used with these format (DivX, XviD etc). AVI's may require codecs to run as is often ran into with windows media player, quicktime, ect... I prefer avi quality in my videos and all the video I encode is avi. I think the larger companies just hold a grudge against avi.
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First off, avi isn't a codec, it's a container. There's no such thing as "avi quality." And you don't technically encode to avi. You encode with a specific codec such as xvid, divx, etc. and compress the data into an avi container.
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I want support for m2ts streaming
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While Sony's recent firware is definitely a step in the right direction, its lack of codecs are disappointing to me. I just don't understand why MS and Sony dont support avi.

But anyway, I was looking around on the PS3 forum and I came across a thread that tells you how to can stream divx/avi to your PS3 - you just need Nero 7 Ultra Edition installed and running on your server or PC. I just got it all setup and it actually works real well.

You have to run Nero MediaHome, which kinda acts as its own server. When it's running it'll appear in the PS3 XMB like your PC or other network device would. It transcodes on the fly and works well. Here's the link for details to all interested:

http://boardsus.playstation.com/play...hread.id=45512
agreed, this sucks, have yet to finally convert a file to work on the ps3...
    
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After reading up for a long while this is what I found.

Most bluray videos to date are encoded in mpeg format. thusly, if you have WMP11 setup to stream all you have to do with your m2ts file is rename it to a mpg extension (assuming that you didn't happen to hit one of the few bluray titles encoded with something other then that) and add it to your wmp11 library and it will stream fine.
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Blu Ray isn't just simply MPEG-4. It's Apple's H.264 and Apple's AVC within the MPEG wrapper.
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Yes, but it recoginizes the stream and plays flawlessly I tried it myself on 4-5 movies so far works like a charm. Not sure if its just picking up on it, or if its doing any transcoding or something, but it seems to work and my hunch is its just picking up the same codec since its just a container.

If you want pm me and ill give you a list of all bluray movies out atm, and which codec they use for each of them. Most of them use mpeg but a few are out of the ordinary.
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