Getting large video files off a PS3?

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  1. virgopunk

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    Hi,
    using PS3 Media Server I managed to get some pretty big x264 files on to my PS3. The problem I have now is that I can't get them moved off there onto my NAS (I put them on the PS3 to make room on my PC HDD so I deleted them following the transfer...doh!). The FAT32 4GB constraint stops me copying them on onto a removable drive and PMS doesn't allow a transfer back to PC.

    The only things I can think of is to either leave them on the console (don't really want to do that since the PS3 is noisy as hell and sucks up mucho power and I have to switch the HDMI) or to re-rip the movies again (not keen on doing this either due to the time it'll take).

    I've heard that I could reformat the removable drive to the Apple HFS+ format (which allows greater than 4GB files) and then use an app to allow my Win7 PC to read the drive but does anyone know of an easier method.

    FAT32 is so bloody annoying especially since the PS3's own drive allows large file sizes! :mad:

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. simplicity96

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    Format a pen drive to ntfs and all will be fine. Just make sure its large enough to hold the files, that or a external :)

    For a pen drive you have to change the policy to allow a ntfs format, for a external you should get the option.
     
  3. Axum

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    Doh, you can't do that, the PS3 won't read the drive.

    You're scuppered I think. The same issue arose with me when backing-up my HDD onto an external. It also arises if you have large/long PlayTV recordings that go over 4GB, there's nothing you can do with them!

    Are you saying if you format something to HFS+ and connect it to the PS3 it'll read it ? Didn't know that, sounds like a lot of hassle though, less than re-ripping that's for sure!

    You can do any of this if your firmware is lower than 3.56 though as you can just FTP stuff backwards and forwards ;)
     
  4. simplicity96

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    Take the hdd out and put but in a dock or caddy then... You can then copy what you need to your computer and put the hdd back in your ps3
     
  5. Axum

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    You're just guessing now aren't you :p

    Can't do that either, the HDD will be unreadable by your PC, only option would be to format it ;)
     
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    Why would the hard drive be unreadable?

    And not guessing just going on logical options :p
     
  7. Axum

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    Because the HDD is formatted to Sony's own proprietary file system. Trust me, it's unreadable using any method, it wouldn't have taken 4 years to hack if you could just read the HDD.
     
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    Axum is right, it is simply not possible to get any files larger than 4gb off a ps3. I researched the topic as I was in the same situation and drew a blank.
     
  9. Axum

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    It is possible, just not without a PS3 that's on a firmware higher than 3.55, so not possible in probably 95%+ cases :(
     
  10. virgopunk

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. Amazing that in this day and age you get stuck on something like this. Stoopid Fat32 format! I have hearted that the appe format workaround is possible with the addition of an app for windows top read the disk. That may prove to be the best solution but I'll try it and let you know.
     
  11. Axum

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    I'm pretty sure that won't work.
     
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    HFS+ used to work on the Xbox 360, but it doesn't work on the PS3 (it won't read the drive or at least wouldn't read mine)
     

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