223w ago - With Samsung now having a major advantage, we can only hope that the MKV file format is added to the PS3's accepted format list soon so that converting will be a thing of the past.
At IFA, Samsung announced that Blu-ray player models BD-P1600, BD-P3600 and BD-P4600 will support both YouTube and the MKV file format.
Existing players will be able to access those features by upgrading the firmware. The company plans to launch BD recorders in 2010, and is holding a wait-and-see stance towards 3-D.
To quote: "We know our consumers want access to multi-platform content, and the addition of YouTube to our Blu-ray players aims to provide this to them - from the comfort of their living room," added Robert Shaw (General Manager CTV & Home Platforms).
"Adding MKV file support and YouTube to our range of Blu-ray players is the latest step from Samsung Electronics in providing an unparalleled home-cinema experience for our customers."
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I am saying they have no reason to. They have other things to do than to support mkv that aren't used commercially and aren't used by the majority of people who have videos to watch. It doesn't really stop piracy since the PS3 supports other formats that can be used to watch HD pirated media. DVD business is still important to sony, who wants to throw away money just because there is a new thing out there?
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.
I think this sums it up perfectly. I think they also know that a good percentage of ps3 users have hi-def equipment and as such a regular divx will never compete with a 30 dollar Sony Blu Ray Disc. So why the hell would they ever allow a technology that competes with something they just spent billions developing?
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
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 use multiavchd, and when the media don't complain the standar the software add a black line at the bottom of the image, adding the missing pixels, the only problem i ever had its when the reference frame is higher than 4 then i have to reencode (about 4 hours with a 1080p movie).
did i say tha mkvs are the main file.......? NO, the thing is why would i use my cell powered ps3 to play avi files if my usb capable dvd player could doit without any stress, even my cellphone can play them, mkv are used for bd rips, 720p and 1080p really worth the effort of turning on my ps3.
forget about linux, that OS is to complicated i'd tried whit it and belive me it was a waste of time, ther is this tool (MultiAVCHD) for bill's OS that works perfectly, and do the job in no time.