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PS3 Media Center with MKV and NTFS Support WIP Details

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204w ago - Today Logic-Sunrise reports that several members of Spanish site [Register or Login to view links] are currently working on a PS3 Media Center with MKV and NTFS support.

To quote, roughly translated: Our friends on the other side of the Pyrenees from the forum Elotrolado we have a project that many expect. This is a media center with support MKV and NTFS.

Authors at the head of the project are: AdriHades: Colabor and Beta testing, Chaky: Creator of the GUI, The_marioga: Creator of the file system and analysis of XML for configuration. Some features:

  • Audio playback
  • Playing Videos
  • Picture Playback
  • Support NTFS and MKV

Current project:

  • Ongoing: libntfs for NTFS support and libmatroska for playing MKV files.
  • Progress 40% and no date of publication.

Here is a screenshot of the GUI at the moment (This is not the graphical interface of the final product, it is only there to show the existence of the project.)


 

New DivX Plus Software Update Targets PS3 via MKV Conversion

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248w 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!
 

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

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276w 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."
 

MKVtoPS3 v0.3 Update Out, MKV to PS3 Without Recompression

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308w ago - MKVtoPS3 v0.3 is now available!

MKVtoPS3 is software that allows you to convert MKV to PS3 without recompression. It remux your MKV file into M2TS file or AVCHD folder, readable by PS3.

The software is very easy to use and allows playback of MKV files with subtitles on USB flash drive or external hard drive.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

CHANGES:

V0.3:

- Improved interface
- "xxxp string to integer" fix?
- Multi MKV tracks bug fix
- DTS bug fix
- Langage is saved
 

MKVtoPS3 v0.1 Now Available, MKV to PS3 Without Recompression

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308w ago - Update: Now [Register or Login to view links] is available, which includes a spaces in folder bug fix.

MKVtoPS3 is software that allows you to convert MKV to PS3 without recompression.

The software is very easy to use and allows playback of MKV files with subtitles on USB flash drive or external hard drive.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

HOW TO USE:

1. Open a video file MKV
2. Open a file SRT subtitles (optional)
3. Click "OK"
4. If there is no support titles, copy the file. M2ts created VIDEO folder at the root of the USB key. If there are subtitles, copy the folder "AVCHD" created at the root of the USB key
5. Run the file / folder on PS3
6. To view the subtitles, press "triangle" during playback and then "Subtitle options"

NOTE:

This software may suffer from many bug, if it will, let me know on the ps3gen forum The next version will include more languages, changing subtitles (font, color, size), chapters and more.

SPONSORS:

Thanks to www.ps3gen.fr, the best french site dedicated to the PS3 and also www.ps3news.com
 
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