Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs
Which file formats are supported via the USB connected hard drive? Will it play Blu-ray ISO?
I was just looking into this last night. Unless someone chimes in who has real world experience, the best we know is here:http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/sto...tNumber=NSZGT1
It shows the media files types the unit will play.
In regards to Blu-Ray...
I doubt it will recognize an .iso file.
It is possible it will recognize a folder from a DVD or BD rip.
I'm about to test out some different file types and HDD formats.
I want to see what format a USB HDD must be in and what container the GT1 likes, but I also want to make something that the PS3 recognizes so both our TV rooms can play movies instantly for the kids, versus waiting through 4-6 minutes of commercials, FBI warnings, and menu screens.
I theorize if I use MakeMKV to "backup" a BD and copy the folder to a USB HDD, both the GT1 and PS3 should be able to browse to the folder correctly and read it since they are BD players. It may require though decrypting the BD through MakeMKV for reasons unknown to me.
I just used MakeMKV twice on the same BD: one was a "decrypted" BD copy and the second was a rip into an MKV which I then had to transcode to mp4/h.264 using Handbrake since that file format I know works on the PS3 and according to the URL above works on the GT1.
At this point, this is mostly out of curiousity to see what the unit can do. Besides not wanting the kids to handle expensive BDs and not wanting to rip then also transcode (6-8 hours), I can't really see a point in copying an entire non-decrypted BD to a USB HDD, it could be like 45GB and one would still have to wade through all the crud before viewing the movie. Maybe if it was decrypted and one deleted the extraneous items the BD structure might
remain in tact enough so one would still have studio level bitrates and lossless audio.
@mr_jbloggs, I'd love to know what you're using to make an ISO (hardware, OS, & apps).