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General WDTV Groups => Audio and Video Conversion => Topic started by: Dangermouse on December 29, 2011, 06:34:55 AM

Title: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: Dangermouse on December 29, 2011, 06:34:55 AM
Hi, I have a number of MKV files and wondered if there is any decent software that can convert them into PS3 compatible files?

I guess .mp4 is the best format to convert to(?), I would like decent quality conversions.

Thanks in advance, any recommendations are grateful  :)
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: RavRob on December 29, 2011, 07:04:45 AM
I saw in another post that you have a Live Streamer.  They play MKV without conversion. 
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: Dangermouse on December 29, 2011, 07:25:30 AM
I know, I wanted to convert them for my PS3.
Is that talk allowed on here, I'm new?
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: RavRob on December 29, 2011, 08:06:46 AM
I don't think anyone will ban you for this LOL.

Here is a free trial software.  Not sure how it work but you can give it a try for free.
http://www.mkvtomp4.net/
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: Dangermouse on December 29, 2011, 09:22:53 AM
thanks
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: maggiemiao on November 27, 2012, 02:04:46 AM
I've ever done it by this video converting software (http://www.kvisoft.com/video-converter/). After load MKV files, choose PS3 as output format, and then the conversion begins.
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: chris198810 on March 31, 2013, 11:26:04 PM
PS3 video format is limited. MKV files will not be supported buy Sony PS3. Thus, to play MKV on PS3, the easiest method is to re-encode MKV to PS3 compatible format. And as far as I know H.264 MP4 format is the most compatible one. Encoding video is an extremely long process which will take hours off a normal conversion time. So, a yet professional video converter is the key. You can searche a proper one from Google.
You can refer to Re-encode/Stream MKV to PS3 (http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/play-mkv-on-ps3-with-subtitles.html) to get the work done.
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: sandra51 on April 01, 2013, 06:14:15 AM
This is available for free if you get and install it in the next 16 hours and 50 minutes from me posting this.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/leawo-video-converter-53/

It says it converts to most media player formats including PS3 from lots of formats including mkv, I haven't tried it but if you get it before the giveaway runs out it wont cost you anything to try it and if you like it you dont have to buy it like you would with trial versions.
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: mizkitty64 on April 01, 2013, 01:29:09 PM
Freemake Video Converter is free and dead simple to use.
Also lets you "hard code" the subs if your MKV has them.

Just make sure you do a custom install and un-select all the "open candy" freeware BS.
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: Juclly550 on May 21, 2013, 03:23:39 AM
you can find some free online tools to help you finish the conversion, but if you want to find a reliable way to export MKV files to PS3, this Video Converter Ultimate / Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can hit all your points. With this powerful MKV to PS3 Converter (http://www.istonsoft.com/guide/transfer-convert-mkv-to-ps3.html), you can:

More: how to convert mov to flv on mac (http://www.istonsoft.com/video/convert-mov-to-flv-on-mac.html)
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: jayallan on May 26, 2013, 04:54:39 PM
I know, I wanted to convert them for my PS3.
Is that talk allowed on here, I'm new?

YOU TRAITOR!  ha!  Just kidding :)

Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: franks on May 27, 2013, 10:41:37 AM
 :) No, I'm the traitor because I'm going to try one of those cheap Android boxes I asked about in "everything else." I kept waiting for WD to get their act together, but now I'm going to try something else. I'll probably still keep my Live hooked up in the living room, but my original version unit in my bedroom is probably headed to the closet. Any chance the new version of the Xbox is going to support MKV directly?
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: mizkitty64 on May 27, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
Freemake Video Converter is the easiest to use...and free...just make sure not to install the Open Candy "freeware" BS...always do a custom install...

Handbrake is pretty easy as well...newest version also handles 10-bit MKV...
...although 10-bit still pretty rare these days...most 10-bit video is anime stuff.

I used Handbrake "nightly" to convert a few 10-bit MKV to 8-bit MKV so my WD SMP could play the video.
Title: Re: MKV to PS3 format software advice please
Post by: ocbilly on June 14, 2013, 02:07:11 AM
Lots of web advice on this subject such as:

http://www.ilikemall.com/topics/convert-mkv-to-mp4-mac.html (http://www.ilikemall.com/topics/convert-mkv-to-mp4-mac.html)

Once they are mp4 (or you can convert mkv to a avi format that PS3 reads) they will then run on your PS3.

The program converts between lots of different video formats.