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post #31 of 411 Old 11-28-07, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: PS3 Video Server, Media Server Preliminary Setup and Tests

Check and make sure it's not over the 4GB fat32 restriction. Also check your PS3 sound settings.

I had one that just would not play either, and not sure why. It was a Bond special feature bonus disc that Best Buy gave away awhile back. Other than that I haven't had any problems.

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post #32 of 411 Old 12-06-07, 06:19 PM
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Has anyone else had mixed results with this process? I came across a similar approach at another forum. The only difference is instead of copying to a external USB drive I use TVersity to copy it directly to the PS3's HD. About 1/3 of the movies I copy work great. The other 2/3 have either no sound or show an incorrect time length and won't play all the way through. Multiple re-rerips all show the same issue. The confusing part is that they work fine on the PC. So I am thinking it is somehow getting messed up in the copy. I don't have access to a USB drive so I thought maybe someone else had some insight.

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Re: PS3 Video Server, Media Server Preliminary Setup and Tests

That's interesting Rich. I only put them to a USB drive, and put audio CDs on the internal drive. I'll try checking it out and see if I get the same thing.

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Re: PS3 Video Server, Media Server Preliminary Setup and Tests

Well,well,well...with the new update the PS3 gets DivX support.DivX have a converter that converts movies in HD,with less of a gig per hour,and the same video quality of the movie you convert.I will delete all my 4g per movie and satrt converting in DivX..
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Building a Home Media Server

I have about 3,500 DVD's that i want to convert, and watch on my PS3, and Computers on the fly, I was wondering if anyone knows what i will need?

Hoping to get DVD quality for a 65 inch HDTV.

Want to keep the files down to a resonable size to help save cost on the Hard drive/ Drives.

What software would be the best to convert all these DVD's.

Currently only hae a budget of about $10,000. Wife won't let me spend more then that =/

Currently have a Quad Core running a Duel Boot XP/Vista with 8 Gigs ram, and over clocked to 4.2 Ghtz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqNy...eature=related

So wondering how long all this would take to complete.

Thanks for your replies, and information. New to doing this, so I'll be the first to admit I'm a Noob.

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Hi Charles and welcome to The Shack!

As you know I am a fan of the .vob rename since it remaind DVD quality, but the files are of course larger.


DivX is popular, but I think you've seen over Sony's PS3 forum there are some more more steps, mainly with conversions. What concerned me was one comment that it's 'close' to DVD quality, and I personally don't want close.

It sounds like you're planning on streaming, is that correct? You might want to test DivX though and see if it's acceptable to you as far as PQ. I'm not really familiar with it though and can't comment on whether it retains the same audio tracks.

With that many DVDs you want to make sure of a method before getting half way in and deciding to change! You're looking at 14TB if you go vob rename and I see why you want to save some space.

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What converter are you planning on using? Have you tested it out to see what the encoding time is?
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I am with drauch... curious to hear your reports back. If it works and the quality is the same as DVD, I'll switch over too, as long as it doesn't take 20 hours to do one movie!

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DivX is the best converter I tried,it converts a 2 hour movie in 1 hour(thats 30 min per hour).Just testit for yourself,go to Divx homepage,the converter is free,and have support for hd,
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does this need 2.1 or will it work with 2.01?

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