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MKV to PS3 Converter(Free)?

baileya1c

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Original poster
Oct 17, 2008
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Anyone know of a good free converter to take a .mkv video file to a PS3 compatible file. Sorry for the noob question, but i'm a noob to Mac. I've tried the free "smartconverter" from the MAS but it doesn't work. Please help a new Mac user out!

Thanks a million


rMBP using a NAS box attached to PS3.
 

ljonesj

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Oct 20, 2009
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Kingsport TN
just download ps3media server then you will not have to rencode your mkv it will do it on the fly with your mac
 
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baileya1c

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 17, 2008
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That is exactly what I don't want to do. I take my MacBook pro to work with me, so running a server off of it at home is impractical. That is why I have a NAS box and a PS3 so my kids can stream movies off the NAS box to the PS3 while I'm at work. I'm just looking for a simple way to convert mkv files to ps3 compatible files.
 
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jameslmoser

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Sep 18, 2011
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Las Vegas, NV
Use Handbrake. It will convert mkv's to PS3 compatible mp4/h.264 video files. I do it all the time. I have to select the storage device, then hit the green triangle and tell it to "show all" for some reason, but then they play just fine.

http://handbrake.fr/
 
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