Over the past few days I have been tweaking the codecs on my computer in order to be able to transcode pretty much any kind of video file. It took a lot of trial and error to get it to work. I have to credit the people from these sites, I got a lot of the information from them.http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=75081http://weblog.bbzzdd.com/2007/08/04/...he-ps3-part-i/http://ld-anime.subforge.net/guide/ogm-en.php
If you follow the directions on either one of those you should be able to install TVersity and transcode most videos, but for those of you who anime in .MKVs may notice that on some of them your subtitles are no where to be found. SRT subtitles transcode fine, but subtitles like ASS will not. So basically, I'm going to post what I did, and hopefully some people will be able to find this useful. Keep in mind, this may not necessarily be the most optimal setup, but it works well for me.Installation
You'll be installing several things, I didn't do it in a certain order, but when a program tells you to restart, I recommend you do so. I've listed the versions for all the programs too just for reference. Do not install the codec pack from TVersity.-TVersity- 184.108.40.206 RC2-DirectShow FilterPack- 3.12-AC3 Filter- 1.11-CoreVorbis- 1.1
Ok, this part requires a little more work.-Matroska Splitter- 220.127.116.11
Extract it (WinRAR will work) and you'll have a "Release" and "Release Unicode" folder, both contain MatroskaSplitter.ax. For XP and 2000 users, use the MatroskaSplitter.ax from the "Release Unicode" folder and put it into C:\\WINDOWS\\system32. If you're not an XP or 2000 user get the file from the "Release" folder.
Open Command prompt (you can input cmd into Run to open this program).
Enter this command to get into this system32 path:
Once in, enter this command:
It should say something like registry successful.-ffdshow- (ffdshow_beta5_rev2033_20080705_clsid.exe)
After installing this, make sure to go into the audio decoder settings to disable AC3 on ffdshow so the AC3 Filter can handle it instead. The ps3forums link will help you if you're confused on this part.-Matroska Pack- Lazy Man's MKV 0.9.9
Alright, almost done. You want to install this excluding VSFilter 2.37
, you should install the other programs listed on the default instead. VSFilter has been known to crash TVersity, and we don't actually need it with this setup.
Now, if you also have Realplayer files or Quicktime files, you can also get:
and Quicktime Alternative
. I already have them on my system, and files affiliated with them transcode well. Not 100% sure you need to install them if you want to play those files, but it's not going to hurt.
So far I've confirmed these video types work: .AVI, .MPG, .WMV, .MKV, .OGG, .MOV, .MP4, .RMVB. There may be some other filetypes I did not list, so let me know if that's the case and I'll try them out.
After installing all that (not so fun) stuff, I recommend you customize your settings on TVersity, because it does make a big difference. I have a 1080p TV, and changing the resolution from what it was to 1920x1080 made the picture go from blurry to perfect. If you're interested in that and some other things you can do to make it better, you should look at the first two links on this post.