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New DivX Plus Software Update Targets PS3 via MKV Conversion

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247w ago - Today porfitron mailed in to let us know about the recent [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links].

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!

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#19 - johnnyknt - 247w ago
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I have been using PS3 Video 9 but now will try MKV2VOB and compate the conversion speeds and the final file size.

Great post

#18 - porfitron - 247w ago
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I don't think that's there's any dispute that you can copy files over the network to get around the Fat32 limitation people run into doing USB transfers... I think the issue was whether or not you could play an .MKV directly, and based on your screenshot, that looks like an MPEG2 file vs. an H.264/MKV.

Either the file is already an MPEG-2 file on your computer and you're simply doing a network copy, or if the original is an H.264/MKV it's probably being served as an MPEG-2 that is transcoded on the fly during copy/playback (which is how Windows 7 serves media files to the PS3 via UPnP).

#17 - bguzmanz2 - 247w ago
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i believe him, i have irobot at 4.5gb on my ps3 and it plays fine. of course i had to send transfer the movie to the ps3 through a mediaserver since their is a 4gb limit with fat32. now i'm having a hard time taking it off my ps3.

#16 - SuperDre - 247w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Umm - HOW exactly did you watch the MKV file DIRECTLY on PS3? There is no MKV support?

Yep, I also think he is talking nonsense.. The only thing I can imagine is that he used copy from PS3mediaserver which would propably transcode it during copying.. I also really don't believe he actually got a MKV file and played it directly on the PS3 from the XMB.

#15 - stevebull - 247w ago
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The 4gb file limit makes no differance with the ps3 since it has sequential playback, the mkv that you are converting can be split into fat32 filesize limits resulting in your film being in 2 or 3 parts but still playable on the system.


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