New DivX Plus Software Update Targets PS3 via MKV Conversion
Today porfitron mailed in to let us know about the recent http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus update, as the latest version targets the PlayStation 3 entertainment system with MKV video conversion.
The new DivX Plus Player now has DivX to Go, which will move/convert video files to a USB drive or CD/DVD disc for free... all you do is drag the video onto the PS3 icon.
The simple 5 Step outline is below, with the full guide available linked above or from http://labs.divx.com/converting-mkv-files-for-ps3.
Step 1 - Download and Install the Free DivX Plus Software
Step 2 - Add your MKV video to the DivX Plus video library
Step 3 - Drag the video file to the PlayStation 3 icon
Step 4 - Follow the Transfer Wizard and Insert a USB or Disc
Step 5 - Let DivX to Go Finish, and Enjoy!
Am I missing something here, I copied an 8gb mkv file onto my ps3 and it played it, so what would I gain from doing this?
Normally I run ps3meadiaserver on my pc and then access that via the PS3, this way I get HD and it also keeps DTS (if available) in the stream so I get 5.1 surround sound through the optical port as well - but on top of that I get loads of storage for my films 1tb at the moment but in reality its endless.
Don't ps3's have a Fat/Fat32 Hdd with around a 4gb file size limit, so what your saying is not possible?
Yes you are right, I had this conversation with someone else, I actually took pictures of it to show it on there, I copied the file over, shutdown the pc and then made sure that the MKV file is in the "video" container on the PS3, clicked on it and watched the whole of district9 1080 without any gaps and in hd.