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    Exclamation How To Play .MKV Files On Your PS3 **NOOB FRIENDLY**

    Hi there,

    So after seeing numerous users asking "How to play/convert .mkv files" on their PS3s, how to do it, and what ways there is to accomplish this task, I decided to create a thread that covers pretty much everything.

    FAQs

    Can't I just use something like PS3mediaserver?
    Yes you could, but.... there could be many reasons why you wouldn't want to do this, such as:


    • Your computer is too slow to decode HD files
    • You don't want to always keep your computer on
    • You don't want to put a load on your computer
    • You want to be able to Fast foward and rewind smoothly and be able to transfer to usb or internal hdd.




    Can't I just watch the .mkv file in Showtime?
    Yes you can but if you're like me and you're a movie fanatic, then you most likely have a home threatre system, and as of 24/08/11 Showtime downmixes 5.1 to 2.0 stereo.

    Btw I've spoken to Andreas Íman (The creator of Showtime) in his forums, he said he's working on getting Showtime to passthrough audio, instead of downmixing.

    **EDIT** Latest build of showtime outputs 5.1 now.


    Lets get started......

    1.) You're going to want to get to know your files, so download this little app called 'Mediainfo' it's a really handy and a noob friendly application.

    MediaInfo
    Code:
    http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

    When this application has installed you can now right click on any video file and click media info, this will tell you about the file.

    Spoiler:


    Once you click 'MediaInfo' a box will pop up, showing you the specifications of that specific video file.

    Spoiler:


    The above image shows that the file has AC3 audio which most TV shows will have.

    If your file has anything else skip to step 4.

    Since this file has AC3 audio, nothing needs to be changed, compressed or converted,
    the file just needs to be 'Remuxed' which can be done in less than a few minutes.

    Download another program called 'Tsmuxer'.
    Code:
    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/tsMuxeR
    2.) Once this app has been downloaded and installed, open it up, and simply drag your desired video file into it.

    Then it will look like this.

    Spoiler:


    ^^ Look at where it says change level, if this level is over 4.1 (Which is unlikely) tick the change level box (if you have 4.1 or lower, skip this step) and simply change the level to 4.1.

    This should ensure that the video plays correctly.

    3.) Select 'MT2S muxing' under output, click browse and select where you want the remuxed file to be.

    Then click remux!

    Once it finishes, you will have a PS3 compatible video file that can be played via USB, or streamed via a media server like Tversity.


    What if the audio file has DTS, AAC or any other type of audio?

    Then the audio will need to be converted (Unless the video file has a resolution of 1280*720, 1920*1080, 1440*1080, 720*480 or 720*576 and has DTS audio, if this is the case then simply remux to AVCHD under output options in Tsmuxer put the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folder into a new folder called AVCHD, download an app called AVCHDMe open it up, click browse, select the AVCHD folder and it will do some checks and ask you to 'fix it', click this, should take about 2 secs and you're done, you can now just put the file on an usb and start it up from your PS3)(Files can be split if they're over 4GB under 'split and cut' in Tsmuxer.)


    4.) How to convert audio to AC3?

    Download another app called Xvid4PSP.
    Code:
    www.videohelp.com/tools/XviD4PSP
    Once downloaded and installed open up Xvid4PSP, and set your options the same as mine (as pictured below).

    Spoiler:


    Click open, select your video file and click OK Xvid4PSP will now demux the audio from the source, once this is completed it will convert the audio which will take approx 8-15mins, when this is completed, click ok and exit out of Xvid4PSP.

    Now open up Tsmuxer, drag your video file in, remove the audio that is currently in there, and drag the new audio you created with Xvid4PSP, do step 3 (above) and you're finished.


    Any questions, just comment in this thread and I'll get back to you asap.


    If you like my post, rep+ me!


    Last edited by Baller786; 18th February 2012 at 03:09 PM.

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    thanks hoping this works better for me than mkv2vob, rep+

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    nice tut +rep ....
    there is also an app called mkv2vob which convert mkv to vob/avi/mpg

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    Question:

    Trying to convert Harry Potter 7 part I, but so far TsMuxer, MutiavchD and Mkv2vob have so far been unssucessful. Tsmuxer shuts down as soon as the muxing starts with both MultiAvCHD and Mkv2VOB, and tsmuxer standalone wont even open at all with this movie.


    Its an untouched BD release I got from that place weve talked about, any ideas on how to convert it, or whats causing these apps to shut off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superboy1281 View Post
    Its an untouched BD release I got from that place weve talked about, any ideas on how to convert it, or whats causing these apps to shut off?
    Unrelated, but pm me this 'place'. I don't usually grab .mkv, but they have their benefits (smaller size, multi-audio).

    @Baller, nice tut, would +Rep you but I'm out of love of you XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by VenomusX View Post
    Unrelated, but pm me this 'place'. I don't usually grab .mkv, but they have their benefits (smaller size, multi-audio).

    @Baller, nice tut, would +Rep you but I'm out of love of you XD
    oh there is nothing small about this particular release im talking about. Everything "untouched" is a straight rip from the BD. File is 26Gbs lol PMd

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticklemeguebo View Post
    thanks hoping this works better for me than mkv2vob, rep+
    Thankss!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelmed View Post
    nice tut +rep ....
    there is also an app called mkv2vob which convert mkv to vob/avi/mpg
    Thanks for the reppp! :D


    I know about mkvtovob, avoid it.

    Quote Originally Posted by superboy1281 View Post
    Question:

    Trying to convert Harry Potter 7 part I, but so far TsMuxer, MutiavchD and Mkv2vob have so far been unssucessful. Tsmuxer shuts down as soon as the muxing starts with both MultiAvCHD and Mkv2VOB, and tsmuxer standalone wont even open at all with this movie.


    Its an untouched BD release I got from that place weve talked about, any ideas on how to convert it, or whats causing these apps to shut off?
    Always avoid MultiAVCHD, unless you have multiple streams like a tv show, and want you want a menu.

    I download remuxes all the time!

    Use the standalone Tsmuxer, what actually happens when you drag the file in? whats the error message you get? what happens?


    btw I wanna know what you guys are talking about too! where's this 'place' I bet it's Tehparadox?


    **EDIT**
    If you're gonna be playing it on your PS3, always split it by 4gb under split and cut in tsmuxer!
    Last edited by Baller786; 28th August 2011 at 04:23 PM.

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    I still wish there was a way to copy/watch .mkv's off of discs.

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    Nice tutorial +1 and this ,might be werid but I never downloaded a mkv movie ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baller786 View Post
    Thankss!



    Thanks for the reppp! :D


    I know about mkvtovob, avoid it.



    Always avoid MultiAVCHD, unless you have multiple streams like a tv show, and want you want a menu.

    I download remuxes all the time!

    Use the standalone Tsmuxer, what actually happens when you drag the file in? whats the error message you get? what happens?


    btw I wanna know what you guys are talking about too! where's this 'place' I bet it's Tehparadox?


    **EDIT**
    If you're gonna be playing it on your PS3, always split it by 4gb under split and cut in tsmuxer!
    It is tehparadox. And The app just shuts off, dos box comes up and right after i get a windows error (default error ) and then the app says "Matroska parse error: Invalid H264 NAL unit size. NAL unit truncated"

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