MKV is not the main format used by pirates, but it is nearly exclusively used by blu-ray pirates.
You guys point out sony has a movie company to worry about. They still produce retail dvd's, but allow you to play avi files and divx/xvid, which ARE the most common formats used by pirates. The thing is, in addition to Sony Pictures, Sony also owns the proprietary rights to the Blu-Ray format.
They won't let you play MKV files because they don't give a shit about their dvd sales. DVD is sony's past, and Blu-Ray is what they view as their future. They want you to buy blu-Ray right now, and they're not going to make it easy for you to pirate their movies/technology AND use their hardware to facilitate this process.
NTFS is owned by Microsoft, and will be a feature of the ps3 sometime around right after we can cross game chat with Xbox Live users, aka never.
You can put files larger than 4gb on the PS3 via media servers.
i use mkv2vob. it remuxes my mkvs so that i can watch them in my ps3 via my media server, it also supports dts, but you need a reciver that supports dts for it to work in your ps3. you should all check it out...
I agree, you will always have some people to use any format for there own purpose wheather it is for piriting or for legal use, I say go ahead and add any format as long as it drums up support for the PS3 and future Sony products.
Last edited by ynoz; 09-08-2009 at 12:21 AM Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Wasnt your argument that sony would not allow mkv because they have rights to protect? That would suggest that mkv is the most used file type for piracy to me, otherwise whats the point of specifically preventing that format from playing? What the cell can do and what your DVD player can do have little consequence to sony.
Anyway, those arguing that sony has some legal reason for not enabling mkv are likely wrong for the very reason that its not the only file type that is used for HD content. Its likely just of no concern to them or its not used often enough for the things that matter to them.
NTFS is readable and writable to on linux? what are the reasons that is possible?
I think Hulu being blocked from the ps3 is further evidence of Sony's zeal to protect their content (read "screw us"), similar in fashion to the mkv affair.
And please don't tell me mkv's aren't in the firmware because Sony doesn't have the time / effort / etc... They built a machine suitable for supercomputing, I'm sure it wouldn't take too long
Doesnt the ps3 have digital HD video downloads? Wouldn't that compete with BluRay as well?
Hulu wasn't blocked by sony, hulu did that themselves I believe.
Last edited by semitope; 09-08-2009 at 09:57 AM