Transfer files to PS3, video has been compressed?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by gteller, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. gteller macrumors newbie

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    I have a lot of HD movies, that I tried transferring to my PS3.

    After reading a lot, I decided to transfer via Nulliver Media Link, since I could do it direct since each file was over 4 gb.

    After transferring, a typical movie was reduced in size by 1/4. For example, a movie from my mac was 8.6gb, when it arrived to the PS3 it was 1.9gb

    Upon replay on the PS3 the movie looks horribly compressed.


    Why did this happen?

    How can I avoid this, is there another way of transferring large files?


    Thanks,

    Gabriel
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    For playing video on my PS3 I just have an external HD that I keep formatted in FAT format so the PS3 can read it. You can just plug it into your computer, load it up then plug it into your PS3 and play files directly off of it. It's easier than any other solution I've seen and is cheaper and simpler to manage.
     
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Note though that FAT drives have file size limits of 4 gigs - in other words, no one single file can be 4 gigs or larger meaning that some files will have to be split up.
     
  4. gteller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SO, I've split up the large files, then saved as mp4, transferred, but once again, the ps3 did something to the file to shrink it from 3gb to 700mb...

    WHAT is going on?

    Please help
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I have no idea - I was pointing out the limits as to using a compressed drive I was in no way attempting to deal with your compression issues. My post was not addressing that at all.

    kuebby was the one to suggest a FAT based drive - not me.
     
  6. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I said an EXTERNAL drive has to be FAT, I have no idea what format the internal drive is. And based on your last post you didn't really try my suggestion, which was to load your videos onto an external drive and then either play them off that or load them onto your internal drive that way.
     
  7. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    Transferring a 4 gb movie from a dvd and it stayed the same.
     

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