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MKV playback on ps3 ?

by elton92 / June 4, 2012 3:24 AM PDT

Hi I own a PS3 slim 120GB...I want to know if I can play MKV files on ps3...if yes then how ??

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From what I understand
by Jimmy Greystone / June 4, 2012 5:48 AM PDT
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From what I understand, the answer is no... At least not directly. There are some real-time transcoding and streaming programs you can use, but short of somehow reencoding the file, no.

Of course MKV, or Matroska, is just a container format like AVI. Within that container you might have virtually any combination of audio and video codecs being used. Actually one of the big reasons for the shift away from AVI is that AVI doesn't play nicely with things like variable bit rate audio or having multiple audio streams (english and spanish audio for example). They can be kind of hacked in, but it's ugly and doesn't always work well, whereas MKV is designed with support for it.

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Yes it can(ish)
by akafesterDK / December 5, 2012 7:20 PM PST
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I discovered by accident that firmware 4.11 could play MKV natively.
I used a NAS where my files are stored and without any transcoding software it played.
There is however some issues. Sound can be very bad, haven't found out why yet and there is some MKV files it refuse to play.

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