Just Help Me Out Please

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bbadalucco, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've been reading MRoogle (any maybe looking in the wrong place) but I bought a PS3 lastnight. I recently converted all my DVD and Blu Ray rips to the Apple TV format. I would like to see how everything works with streaming to the PS3 vs. the mac mini.

    The PS3 won't play my rips with MediaLink...any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Well, since you supply very little info. Who knows ? However one thought is *if* you used HandBrake's AppleTV preset you ended up with 64 bit mp4's ... which the PS3 will not play. Just a shot in the dark.
     
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    tbayrgs

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    I had the same problem with my PS3 though to be honest, I'd already planned on getting a mac mini so wasn't really concerned.

    I've never used it myself but have seen numerous mention of PS3 Media Server. Supposedly it encodes to a PS3 friendly format on the fly. The downside I would guess is that quality of a twice encoded file probably isn't great.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I could be completely wrong here but I don't think the PS3 supports AC3 audio in a M4V container. So using the AppleTV preset will give you a file containing AC3 audio. Try encoding a new file using the ATV preset but remove the AC3 audio track and see if it works.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    It supports h264 movies with an AC3 soundtrack, I just don't know if it supports movies with a default AC3 soundtrack. It may, I've never tried it.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    try renaming the files to mp4 if they are in m4v
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    As I said I could be wrong but I think the PS3 only supports AC3 audio in an mkv container and not in an m4v or mp4 container. I think thats why when you use the PS3 preset in Handbrake it sets the container as mp4 and removes the AC3 track.
     

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