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Multiman Help –
Hi. I would like to be able to set up my multiman showtime to read off of an NTFS drive so I can actually enjoy quality movies. There are no clear tutorials on this and I am having huge difficulties finding the Vendor ID and the Device ID. I can't find USBview (atleast a version that actually shows the names of the drives) off google and the drive has two partitions. It's a 2 tb Seagate (Serial: 62337DC0) drive, 1tb fat 32, 1tb NTFS. I am running windows 7 and would appreciate any help. I know that it can't run directly off the drive but I read in a forum that multiman will cache the .mkv file into the internal HD and then delete the file when it's finished. This is what I am trying to accomplish.
Thanks in advance.
Just google USBDview Download and download it. You should find one for x32 and x64. Make sure you use the right one for your pc.
When you run it, even if the name of your drive doesn't show under Device Name column it will display the name of your drive in the Description column.
Then, open up notepad and type 0x13fd:0x1240:1 and hit enter. Now that you are under that you can type 0xvendor id example:1234 and then type :0xproduct id example:4321 then tpye :1
You should have 2 lines in your notepad. For Example your note pad should look something like this:
Save it in all CAPS as USB.CFG
Copy it over to both the root of your ext hdd and to dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR
Then, plug your in your hdd while multiman is up and select PFS Driver either from XMMB or from mmOS home menu.
That should fix the problem with your pfs driver.
You should take into consideration though, If you are trying to play your movies from ntfs through showtime that the way that works is you have to select the movie from your ntfs drive via File manager in Multiman. Then, Multiman copies your movie to a temp folder before booting showtime. So, you must have enough space on your ps3 internal hdd. And, depending on the size of the file your copying it can take a while for the copy.
I've tried it with a bluray movie once (50 GB) and it took like 20 minutes at least.
For playing movies from ntfs, I recommend PS3 Media Server. Or you can shrink them to fit on FAT. Also, you could split them into parts.
line is the ID for my external usb hdd and was provided as an example. Users don't have to keep it in their USB.CFG files, but replace it with their own.
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