No graphics yet, but the nice thing about the PS3 is that its a full blown computer, so whatever they decide to add down the road it can handle. So maybe later on we'll get this.Just wanted to say thank you for this. I have started my back ups. It is great for TV Shows I have on DVD. I just bought a 750 gig My Book (150.00 form best buy). I successfully tried a few shows of Arrested Development, on a thumb drive and it worked great
I do have one question. My folder structure on the PS3 under Movies looks like Arrested Development --> Season 1 --> Eposide one, Eposide two, … ect. Has anyone figured out how to put any graphics on the folders? I would love to have pictures or DVD Covers instead of folder covers? Just a thought
Thank you again, for this
Are you sure it's the B drive and not the D drive?I am new to this forum as you can see. I was referred to this procedure by someone else on another forum...........I think AVS.
Anyway I just got an external hard drive to use with my PS3 for a media server. I am following your procedure on how to do this. Unfortunately I am stuck on Step 2. I know this is probably pretty basic with most people but something I havent ever had to do on the computer. I placed my video file from DVD Shrink onto my B drive. How do I access this directory. How do I do the command prompt procedure to convert the VOB files? I went to C:WindowsSystem32cmd.exe but then how do I get to the B directory?
Can someone please give me a procedure on this?
I have a lot of hard drives on this computer. I put the DVD shrink video on drive B.Are you sure it's the B drive and not the D drive?
Anyway, you'd type cd d: or what ever the drive letter is to get to that drive. Then type dir to list the directories and find the one the file is in then go to that directory- cd 'directory name'.
type cd ../.. and that should put you back to C:\ then try changing to the B drive.I have a lot of hard drives on this computer. I put the DVD shrink video on drive B.
I have been typing cd b: but it wont let me in.
I cant get to the normal cmd prompt of C:
Instead im at C:usersXPS 720 User
How do I get out of this?
Ok I think I got it.Ok that got me back to the C:
Now when I type cd b: it lists B: but then drops down a line back to C:
It wont let me enter anything next to B:
I still may do this, but as of right now I put this project on the back burner, and that is building an HTPC that would play both Bluray and HD DVD.
I think it would be a thread that some people would be interested in, but I was looking at my equipment and asked myself 'Just what would I gain by building this?' The answer was nothing, in fact most likely I would lose a few features or quality.
The PS3 plays CDs, SDVDs, BDs, and movies archived on an external hard drive. My cable box provides DVR capabilities, the A2 plays SDVDs and HD DVDs... everything seems to be covered. It would be nice to have one box that does it all, but I have a sneaking feeling it would be a 'jack of all trades, master of none' type scenario.
My son bought the 40GB PS3 and also has a 360. He has two external USB drives hooked up to the PS3, and is loving it!
The only problem he's told me about is some movies have playback issues, but only they ones that he went nuts on and compressed them down to under 2GB in size. He's coming up for two weeks and bringing his PS3 and 360 and we'll check out his movies, but other than a couple the rest play fine and he's more than happy.
As far as the PS3, I am very happy with it myself, and seeing I bought it last year, it is one of the few players from that time period that will be able to make it to profile 2.0
So plin I agree, the PS3 is a very good deal as well as being a powerful system.
Is this true? You dont have to rename the VOB files? Does it affect anything else?2.10,and I think is the best update.Also I discovered today that if you rip a dvd movie and copy to the ps3 at it is (.vob)with the new update it will play,so you dont have to reneame to .mpeg.THE PS3 NOW PLAYS .vob FILES,YEA BABY....