I bought a 3.5" WD AAKS 400gb SATA2 16mb Hard drive today with a Sata/Sata external exclosure. I plan on using it with my PS3 to store all my video and music on there. Whenever we have a family gathering I usually bring one of my consoles to play with the other kids. A few years ago I used to use my modded Xbox with a bunch of movies and games. Now its the modded Wii and now I want it to be the HD super media center PS3. Almost everyone in my family has atleast 1-2 HDTV so stealing one to hook up the PS3 should be easy.
I want to have my media to go wherever my PS3 goes. Since I can't bring my PC to stream somewhere else. So converting and storing on my HD is the method I'm gonna go with.
Found the answers for the 1st 3 questions, just need these to be answered.
4. What would be a good program to convert my anime/movies (mkv, avi and etc.) into PS3 supported formats?
5. Which OS is better at HD video playback: Ubuntu (with media player) or PS3 default OS?