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Directory for video files (FTP)
Directory for video files (FTP) –
Since I FTP at speeds upwards of 30MBps, I'd much rather transfer my videos to my PS3 by ftp. Also, I have some movies larger than 4gb so USB isn't an option. I can't media server because my comp is a seven year old pentium 4. So, what is the directory of video files, and will ftp'ing videos work?
Ps3 has a database of all the videos you add. When you ftp a video over, it won't see the videos unless you rebuild the database using safemode.
I was wondering the same thing and found a cheap solution.
The videos are stored in /dev_hdd0/video/
but they all get their own folder like,
I renamed the video that I wanted to transfer into the PS3 exactly the same as one of the videos in the PS3. Then I copied it into that folder and overwrote the old one. I also deleted the other stuff in the folder, like the 15 sec clip and some other file.
4GB Video - 4gigvideo.mpeg
PS3 video - xmbps3video.avi
rename 4gigvideo.mpeg to - xmbps3video.avi
Put the NEW xmbps3video.avi into PS3 location - /dev_hdd0/video/fi
Or whatever the OLD xmbps3video.avi used to be in.
Just make sure the video is compatible with the PS3. You can also rename MKV videos to AVI but you wont get any subtitles on the PS3.
I wonder if you can edit the "database" so things can become easier.
Smart move! I'll just transfer a dummy 2 min trailer to the PS3 then ftp my 6GB Harry Potter :P
Originally Posted by Natas999
It works... kinda. The video length is wrong and the file has problems with fast forwarding and rewinding. Also the icon is wrong. All the info is from the previous overwritten file.