Moving big files to ps3 question

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  1. Ethan2000

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    Thanks in advance for any help or info:

    I have checked the FAQ and done a search, but what im after is a little advice. I have been converting video files from my pc into MP4 and they work fine and in good quality, but now I have some that are bigger than the capacity of my 1gb memory card. So I have 2 questions really.

    1, What size memory card (how big) will the ps3 recognise ?

    2, Or should I look at an external hard drive (I presume a usb2 one would be ok?)

    Or if you are using a better (read cheaper) way or moving files to view on the ps3 I would be very grateful of any help.

    Cheers Ethan.
     
  2. hottstuff

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    Think external HDD may be a good choice anyhow.
    You could always burn them to a dvd.
    Also the PS3 can play mpeg1 video.
     
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    Agree that a cheap HDD would be a good route anyway, but I use a 2GB USB stick with no issues at all. I don't think there'd be any limit to the size of disk, only the file (4GB cap per file on FAT?). Anyway, with 4GB sticks only £20 or so, it is quite a convenient way of file transfer.
     
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    I know streaming is not yet a feature but if you can transfer the files to a memory stick surely you can easily some how transfer the files to the PS3 over the network?
     
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    Do pen drives work fine with the PS3?
     
  6. lmaolmao

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    all usb mass storage devices i have tried, worked.

    for transfering files over a newtwork try redkawa fileserver.

    www.redkawa.com

    dont know how fast it is with big files. ps3 has a 4gb filesize limit for mp4s.

    mpeg1 video is an outdated codec now.
     
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    If pen drives work I'm thinking of buying one for £17.99 from play.com. Will be easier than plugging my PSP into the Mac then taking out the memory stick to put into the PS3.
     
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    If you have network access why bother trying to copy the files across the network? Why not just play them over it?

    I use both Twonky media server and Tversity on a cople of PCs I have in the house to serve up content to the PS3 and find it works exceptionally well. Couldn't be doing with faffing around copy files all the time.
     
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    What network solution are you using to stream?
    I have the 200mb 'HD' power bridges from Panasonic which stream in real terms at around 20mps.

    tb
     

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