Using a PS3 to access videos on an external hard drive??

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  1. RussWWFC

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    Can I use the PS3 to access files on an external hard drive. A blog I was reading suggests not, unless it is formatted to the FAT32 format. That said, there could have been updates to the firmware since it was written, hence me asking on here.
     
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    Still needs to be Fat32
     
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    Cheers, may have to get that formatted in the future, for now I will just stick the video on a memory stick
     
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    XeNi really shouldn't be cross posting links to other forums....besides there are way better guides right here on AVF ;)

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/ps3-media-streaming/681190-ps3-media-playback-explained.html

    (There are also far far better media sharing apps than WMP11 as well)
     
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    Plus it's got nothing to do with being "connected to the same internet connection"...
     
  7. Layitlow

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    yeah it's easy, got a freecom external hard drive attached through usb plays videos,pics,music easily.
     
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    Its wierd. I just filled up my Wd external with movies and worked straight away on my 60Gb. My mate did the same with his Seagate on his 40 GB, but didn't work. I'll suggest he re-formats his drive and try again.
     
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    It's not really weird. If it's formatted as NTFS it won't work!

    Check that first before reformatting! Right-click on C:\ under My Computer and click properties.
     

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