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Can I play MKV's directly from my NAS via ps3?
Can I play MKV's directly from my NAS via ps3? –
I have all my media on a NAS drive and just got ps3 (haven't got it shipped it). Can I play MKV's stored on nas drive like the way xbox plays via xmbc? If not MKV, which formats does it play? I also have 3D movies on nas drive, will it play that?
I doubt that your NAS is able to "decode" the mkv for the PS3. You should be able to play every format the PS3 is able to play from internal drive. So...convert your mkv to m2ts and it should work without problems.
it wont play mkv no, you will need to convert the films with an app like XenonMKV. Also depends if your nas is powerful enough to decode it while streaming it.
Or if you have a Qnap dive which is intel based you can install PS3 Media Server
You won't be able to play MKV container files on the PS3. You 'could,' however strip the container, and it should play. I used to strip containers, and stream but to my XBOX360.
On my Mac I'd use Quicktime to split the MKV twice, due to file size limits on the 360, and save/transcode them as H264 MP4's. Using Quicktime you aren't reencoding which takes many hours for huge MKV's. You're just stripping the container off, and it just takes under 5 mins. I'm sure if PS3 supports H264's with Dolby Digital though, you might have to encode the audio to stereo.
How about 3d content? If i convert 3d MKV file to m2ts, does it play it if i put it on external HD? Or, is the file going to be too big since full 3d move is around 49gb.
I would just run PS3 media server on a server connected to your NAS via GB Ethernet.
Remember, mkv is just a container, typically stuff using h264 video which the PS3 has no problem playing natively (but it will work in mp4 container). But the server running PS3 media server doesn't even need to be beefy since you don't need to transcode video, just remux it with tsMuxer.