The Unoffiial PS3 Media Guide

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The Unoffiial PS3 Media Guide

Post  MJGMANUTD92. on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:50 pm

A. Movies Overview
1. Acceptable Formats:

Memory Stick Video Format
MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3(Dolby Digital), LPCM)
MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2)
Hints:

Some files cannot be played due to the data type.
Some video files distributed over the Internet have playback restrictions. For details, contact the content provider.
When using a USB adaptor to play video files, you may need to use a USB adaptor (not included) that supports copyright-protection features (to play copyright-protected files).



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2. How To Get The Best Possible Quality For Your Movies (Created By: EyeDye)

In this section we will discuss how to properly convert your videos for playback in high quality (DvD quality). The first thing you need to do is open up PS3VIDEO9 and go to the convert tab. Underneath you should see a tab that says encoding profiles, go ahead and click on this one. You should now see a list of settings. Look for the dropdown box selection for encoding profiles and select the default AVC encoding profile. We are going to edit these settings to match my settings as pictured below.



(Click on the image to view the full-sized version.)

Make sure your settings look EXACTLY like this and save the profile after making these changes (click on the save profile button at the bottom right of this page. Now click on the settings tab at the top and then the converter tab underneath. You should see a dropdown box called profile under the one-click settings box. Change this to the profile you just edited and save your changes by clicking on the save converter settings button on the bottom right hand of the page.Now that you have done this you may use the one-click convert button to convert all of your videos in high quality.

Here are some very important things to note about encoding your videos with PS3VIDEO9. First and foremost, make sure that you encode your video in EXACTLY the same framerate as your source video. If you do not match the framerate perfectly the audio in the video will become out of sync with the video. This will ruin your video and cause you to have to do the encoding all over again. Here is a listing of some standard framerates:

PAL
Frame Rate: 25 FPS

NTSC
Frame Rate: 23.976 FPS
Frame Rate: 29.97 FPS

Web Feeds
Frame Rate: 15 FPS

Another VERY important thing to note is the naming limitations set by the PS3. When naming a video file for playback on your PS3, be sure NOT to use any spaces, symbols, or make the name excessively long. Even if the video is in the proper format the PS3 may still say "Unsupported Media". Try to keep the names short and sweet. Once you have transferred the video to the PS3 you can use the rename function by hitting the triangle button on your controller to access the menu to adjust the name as you see fit.

If you find that DvD quality is not to your liking, and would prefer a HD conversion, simply adjust the resolution up to the video size you need and change the quantizer setting to a lower number such as 15.




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3. Converting Your Videos

At the moment I have a quick video on how to convert it.

Click here to view the video!
Download PS3VIDEO9
Connect your "USB flash drive"
Open up "ps3video9"
Click on "convert Video"(before you hit start right to the top of it says "Profiles" select your custom profile on the setting you want it convert it)
Then hit "Start"
Let the progress finish
Once it finishes go to "Library" on ps3video9.
Highlight your video
And click on "Copy to Device"
Below are some pics on how it looks on the PC:







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4. Putting The Videos On Your PS3

Plug in your PSP to your PS3,(or you can use a Memory Stick Duo,MiniSD card,CF Card, Removable Flash Drive just make sure that's it's in FAT32 Format.) If your using the PSP turn it on and on the PSP go to "Settings">"USB Connection".
Then go to "Video" on the PS3 Find where it says Memory Stick, PSP, USB etc and press "Triangle" > then "Display All"
Find your videos on MP ROOT when PS3VIDEO9 made a folder for you, press "X" the find the video name example "100MNV01" and press "Triangle" > "Copy"



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B. Music Overview

1. Acceptable Formats:

Memory Stick Audio Format(ATRAC)
MP3(MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3)
MP4(MPEG-4 AAC)
WAVE(Linear PCM)
Hints:

Some files cannot be played due to the data type.
Some music files distributed over the Internet have playback restrictions. For details, contact the content provider.
To play ATRAC format files, you must go to (Settings) > (System Settings) and set [Enable ATRAC].
When using a USB adaptor to play music files, you may need to use a USB adaptor (not included) that supports copyright-protection features (to play copyright-protected files).



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2. Putting Music On Your PS3

1. Make a folder called MUSIC, and place all of your MUSIC in there. (You are not required to make a MUSIC folder.)
2. Now connect your device(SD card,Memory Stick Duo).
3. Go to "MUSIC" find where it says "Audio CD", USB, PSP, Memory Stick etc. and press "Triangle" > "Import" or "Copy" if you don't see the files press "Triangle" > "Display all"




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C. Photo Overview

1. Acceptable Formats

JPEG (DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21 compliant)
TIFF
BMP
GIF
PNG

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2. Putting Photos On Your PS3

Make a folder call PHOTOS, and place all your PHOTOS in there. (You are not required to make a PHOTOS folder.)
Now connect your device.(SD card, Memory Stick Duo.)
Go to "PHOTOS" find where it says " CD", USB, PSP, Memory Stick etc. and press "Triangle" > "Import" or "Copy" if you don't see the files press "Triangle" > "Display all".
Below is a picture on what folders should be on your device (The PS3 folder is where my game saves are) If you wish to create one, the PS3 would do it for you when copying games saves to your Device on your PS3.




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D. Transferring Files From PC -> PS3 (By killroykill)

Follow These Steps To Get Files From Your PC Onto Your PS3

Note: Depending on what type of media you are putting on your PS3, you may need to start at a different step.

Music: Start at step 17.
Photos: Start at Step 17.
Videos: Start at Step 1.

Download and install this program: (Click for link)
Convert the video to one of the formats. (MPEG 2 or MPEG 4)
Download and install this program: (Click for link)
Open my computer.
Double click on Local Disk (C:\)
Double click on Documents and Settings.
Right click on a blank spot and create a new folder.
Name it PS3.
Open up my computer in a different window.
Double click on Local Disk (C:\)
Double click on Program Files.
Find and open the folder called Red Kawa.
Open the Video Converter folder.
Open the Videos Folder.
Open the PS3 Folder.
Open the folder that has the movie you converted. (It will depend on what you converted it to.)
Click and drag the movie to the other window and place it in the PS3 folder you created.
Open the PS3 Media Center X.
Find the IP numbers on the second line of the program.

Type it exactly like you see it in the PS3's web browser. (Make sure you leave the program running on your computer.)
Click on My Files.
Click on C:\
Click on Documents and Settings.
Click on PS3.
Click on the file you would like to download.



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E. Troubleshooting

Problems Transferring Large Files Using Red Kawa



Go to C:\Program Files\Red Kawa\File Server\core
In this "core" folder make another folder called "files".
Dump your large videos in there.
Then, on your PS3's browser go to: http://:8192/files
You must type that address directly, if you browse to the folder, it will NOT work.
And Voila, problem solved.
By the way, expect some weird behavior from your PS3 when doing this. It will not know the size of the file, and you will not see how much % of the file have been downloaded. But trust me, the file will download.


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F. Blu-Ray Cleaner

Note: This may be common knowledge, but never use a brush based disc cleaner (and all of them are except this one I'm pretty sure) on your PS3. The brush can damage the sensitive blu-ray lens.



By: ftwrthtx



Just got it in the mail yesterday. My PS3 is a launch 60 GB unit I have had since Dec 12, 06.



The cleaning disc has 2 holes in it that can be seen in the picture above. Cleaning time takes only about a minute. The 2 holes create a 'wind tunnel' effect that basically blows dust off of the blu-ray lens.



Mine was working fine before, so I'm not sure if this will fix/repair PS3's that have had the lens 'failure'.



Also included on the disc is tests to check your sound system for proper polarity and surround sound checks.



The disc is a DVD so if your blu-ray lens won't read blu-rays, this disc will still work.
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