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Speculation: Samsung Adds MKV to Blu-ray Players, PS3 Next?

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277w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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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#15 - goman1971 - 277w ago
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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.

#14 - azyd - 277w ago
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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...

#13 - maxpwer222 - 277w ago
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You can put files larger than 4gb on the PS3 via media servers.

#12 - zeromx - 277w ago
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I would like MKV and OGM support.

#11 - arlyn - 277w ago
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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.


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