turd: my point was about size limitation, not using Tversity as a media streamer.
I first want to avoid bringing my laptop back home to watch my movies.
My other problem in the first place is that I used to live in Europe(and bought loads of PAL Dvds out there) that I can NOT play on my NTSC PS3 as I am living in Japan now
so my approach was either to transcode via my laptop (and as I said Tversity does a great job at that) or convert my movies to a certain format (lossless or not) and play them form an external HDD.
That is the latter I'm leaning towards today
As I said in my previous post, I have used 3 different approachs so far:
1) rip my DvDs in single Vob file (and then maintain 5.1 sound)but the size is too big
2) using PS3 Video9 to convert them in mp4 playable format (AVC 720p usually) but then I loose the 5.1
3) same than 1 but then create a compressed video file of roughly 1.5Gb (mp4 format created with Handbrake, Bitrate of 1.5Mbs) while maintaining the 5.1 sound(there is an option in audio settings called 6channels discrete to achieve that)
this option3 has worked fine on a couple of attempts I have made in the last few days.
It looks much better than equivalent Divx conversion and it maintains the surround audio so I'm happy with that at the moment....
hope that clarifies and helps