Originally Posted by LVS /forum/post/15464876
I prefer to stream from NAS myself and I have PS3 and it is fairly limited on the file types it will play/stream. It plays VOB files but there is a significant pause when switching. I did not try combining all the VOB files into 1 though as I am just getting into this part of the hobby myself, so take it for what it is worth. I have been unsuccessful in getting the PS3 to stream .mp4/.m4v files but I'm sure it is because I am a newb.
I have been experimenting with rippers, converters, memory sticks, NAS and trying to figure out the best way to go.
I purchased the WD HD this weekend and it plays the VOB files seemlessly and also plays ISO files where the PS3 will not. This would be perfect if it streamed from a NAS/HMS.
Originally Posted by Creesed /forum/post/15464712
I just bought a WDTV last night and it works great, but I would prefer to stream video instead of carting my HD drive to my TV when I want to watch backed up movies.
Originally Posted by LVS /forum/post/15465212
NAS-Network Access Storage, HMS-Home Media Server.
I am not sure if the PS3 plays .avi files. Anyone?
Originally Posted by capitolm94 /forum/post/15491264
I have had good luck with most .avi files of tv shows I have downloaded.
Here is the ripping/encoding techniques I have had luck with:
With AnyDVD running, I use DVDShrink. This program is great, but hasnt been updated for new copy protection. AnyDVD takes care of that. In the options, uncheck the box "Split into 1GB vob files." Now your output will contain only 1 big vob file with the entire movie. Open the disc, go to "re-author," select only the main title, select no compression, and only the dolby digital audio. Backup the disc.
From here you can just rename the file, however I like to convert it to an mpg for better PS3 compatibility. I use VideoReDo, open the vob, save as .mpg, quality is identical.
Harder, due to codecs. Basically, I rip w/ AnyDVD HD. The biggest .m2ts file is usually the main movie. I demux that using tsmuxer. ( http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=134104 ).
Now, encoding wise I roughly follow this guide:
Basically, you open the video portion in megui, and use that to encode to x264. Profile selection is key, you want the "AVCHD" profile or something like that. Bitrate is the only variable youll mess with, for 1080p I tried avg of 10mbps and cant tell the difference from the source. You could probably go lower.
Save the output as an elementary stream (.264). This will take many hours.
Then, you need to deal with audio. Use eac3to.
For PS3 your options are AC3 or lpcm. Take your pick here, I find that AC3 usually works fine for my needs.
Finally, open TSmuxer and mux into the .m2ts file. On the top pane add your .264 video and your .ac3 or .pcm audio. Container is .m2ts. Hit go, and youre done.
Hope that helps. Same methods should work for any media streamer if you mess with the options.