Guys, don't mean to divert this thread with a question that's a step back for you. But there are already sooo many thread about how do I make this
work with PS3 or how do I make that
work with PS3, that I wanted to just stay here where I know you guys will have the answer for me and not crowd the boards any further.
I've been playing around with video; I was successful at ripping a single VOB and getting it to stream (no transcoding) by changing the file to an MPG. It stutters a bit, but I think that's just based on a wireless connection and I plan to go wired in the future anyway.
Now I've heard of plenty of people hooking up external USB drives and playing files off of those, but I never paid it much attention because I wasn't interested in going that way. But for sh*ts and giggles, last night I wanted to see if I could get a VOB to play natively, by hooking up a 40GB Passport that I use for work. Well, probably needless to say...but to my
surprise...PS3 didn't recognize it. What did I miss along the way?
Also, I just read a thread about upgrading the HD (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=983769
) and I'm a little confused about the response; I guess this guy is indicating that even for files that are going to be stored right on the PS3s hard drive, you need to install transcoding? I mean is that
what this whole thread is about? I thought it was just transcoding to stream
? (Or in other words, finding a way not to) Does the PS3 not support any
video codecs natively, that is it could play right off its hard drive? Now that I think of it...dumb question number whatever...how do you move files to
the PS3 hd? Even though its on the network, there's no way to map or browse it, right? Is it only by memory stick or is that why you would need to install Linux?
I shouldn't even be wandering down this road, but I was really surprised the PS3 didn't see the Passport. I mean, I read about guys running these 1T My Book's and stuff