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salis

Great guide but I wish you could use NTFS drives..

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Deaf Spacker

I've just transcoded a HD rip to the MPEG-2 container and at the beginning of playback on the PS3 it is very jerky for a few seconds, it plays flawlessly on my computer though. I've tried it with the X264 container too and it is again jerky but perfect on my computer. This is the first time I've had this issue, has anyone else came across it?

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Deaf Spacker
I've just transcoded a HD rip to the MPEG-2 container and at the beginning of playback on the PS3 it is very jerky for a few seconds, it plays flawlessly on my computer though. I've tried it with the X264 container too and it is again jerky but perfect on my computer. This is the first time I've had this issue, has anyone else came across it?

Could this be because of the bitrate fluctuating? I've transcoded another film and it's even more jerky :/

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Deaf Spacker

Done some more research and it's the same problem as Audioboxer was having, summat to do with DTS sound :/

Hopefully it'll be fixed in the future.

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Done some more research and it's the same problem as Audioboxer was having, summat to do with DTS sound :/

Hopefully it'll be fixed in the future.

You can fix it by converting DTS to AC3 yourself.

I've manually converted the DTS audio to AC3 by doing the following,

1) MKVextract used to seperate .DTS and Video (I used MKVextract GUI)

2) Tranzcode 0.4 to seperate DTS to 6 WAV mono channels (I used TranzGUI)

3) WAV to AC3 Encoder 1.1 to create 6 Channel AC3 (use MuxWizard under file to insert WAVS & then make sure you set the bitrate to 640 on the slider, then hit encode)

4) MKVmerge to create new MKV file of original video plus newly created AC3 track

Files you need - http://www.mediafire.com/?29dclihdiyg

To elaborate on the points, use mkvextractgui.exe to extract the DTS audio from your mkv.

You'll have a .dts file now.

Load tranzcode 0.4, open the dts file, set to 6 channel mono, then extract. You'll have 6 WAV files now.

Open Wav to AC3 endcoder and use muxwizard. After encoding you'll have a .AC3 file.

Open MKVmergeGUI, load the original MKV, uncheck the DTS audio, drag/open the AC3 file in MKVmerge, and check the AC3 audio. Then click mux.

You'll now have a new MKV file, with AC3 audio.

Run it through MKV2VOB and it will work!

Pretty easy to do, doesn't take long once you get it right.

By the way, download mkvtoolnix and install it from here - http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/ - Above rar is missing MKVmergeGUI.exe

I've told 3r1c about the DTS issues - It only happens with certain movies. I've used MKV2VOB on the Matrix with DTS, and it was fine. However Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind needed the DTS audio to be converted manually by myself.

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Deaf Spacker
You can fix it by converting DTS to AC3 yourself.

Files you need - http://www.mediafire.com/?29dclihdiyg

To elaborate on the points, use mkvextractgui.exe to extract the DTS audio from your mkv.

You'll have a .dts file now.

Load tranzcode 0.4, open the dts file, set to 6 channel mono, then extract. You'll have 6 WAV files now.

Open Wav to AC3 endcoder and use muxwizard. After encoding you'll have a .AC3 file.

Open MKVmergeGUI, load the original MKV, uncheck the DTS audio, drag/open the AC3 file in MKVmerge, and check the AC3 audio. Then click mux.

You'll now have a new MKV file, with AC3 audio.

Run it through MKV2VOB and it will work!

Pretty easy to do, doesn't take long once you get it right.

By the way, download mkvtoolnix and install it from here - http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/ - Above rar is missing MKVmergeGUI.exe

I've told 3r1c about the DTS issues - It only happens with certain movies. I've used MKV2VOB on the Matrix with DTS, and it was fine. However Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind needed the DTS audio to be converted manually by myself.

You're a legend :D

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V2.1.1 25/Mar/2008

Added option to increase subtitle size.

Added missing vorbis.dll and ogg.dll (for avi splitting).

Removed automatic xvid 2GB splitting as no longer needed with new ps3 firmware.

Updated tsmuxer to 1.6.3(b)

Splitting now uses tsmuxer's new split function for added speed.

(Y)

The new splitting is better than before :D

Time for everyone to try their files again!

DTS may be fixed,

* Version 1.6.3(b)

-Bug fixed: PTS/DTS timing for MPEG2 streams without GOP headers filled wrong

-Bug fixed: CBR muxing mode since version 1.6 worked wrong

-Bug fixed: trim function did not work for minutes measure unit

-Ability to detect audio delay for TS/M2TS/MPG/VOB/EVO sources added

-Drag&drop for GUI added

New TSmuxer that is in MKV2VOB

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Deaf Spacker

Can anyone confirm if DTS is fixed?

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Sethos

Trying to convert an MKV file using MKV2VOB for the first time.

It has been sitting on "AAC to AC3 1/3" for quite some time now, is that normal?

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Trying to convert an MKV file using MKV2VOB for the first time.

It has been sitting on "AAC to AC3 1/3" for quite some time now, is that normal?

That part is quite slow, depending on the speed of your system.

How good is your rig?

Don't worry if the bar appears to "freeze", it will jump up chunks.

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Deaf Spacker

The DTS issue is still happening.

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Sethos

Every time i convert something in MKV2VOB, it looks a bit 'squished' if you know what i mean, like the aspect ratio changed slightly - It's not bad, not at all, but definitely noticeable, any suggestions?

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V2.1.2 26/Mar/2008

Added check if write access is allowed on temp and destination folder (would cause mkv parse error in previous versions).

Fixed "File not found" error.

I think some of you had the 1st error in the past?

Try again now :)

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ynnoj

I think that may be my problem fixed. I'll report back this evening :shiftyninja:

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I think that may be my problem fixed. I'll report back this evening :shiftyninja:

Updates?

I assume since you didn't reply it works?

:p

By the way, super excited today! I took the brave task of drilling a small hole in my room wall, running a 15m ethernet cable into my loft, along the loft, then drilled a hole in the ceiling in a cupboard downstairs, brought the cable through that hole, then drilled a hole from the computer room into the cupboard and fed the cable through to the router.

(we have a loft conversion, so my room is pratically "in" the loft)

Phew... Basically means my PC is now connected directly to the router! :woot:

Had to shuffle my router from one side of the room to other as the 15m cable wouldn't reach the routers initial position.

PS3 is still on wireless, but wired PC to wireless PS3 streaming works fine for all 720p stuff!

Wireless PC to Wireless PS3 streaming of HD content was a nightmare previously - Unwatchable due to skipping.

Holes are all disguised as well, so no one will see them :p

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ynnoj

Had a busy weekend, so I haven't had chance to try things as of yet.

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Malbojia

For those pesky OGM files you can use VirtualDub to disable the streams you dont need. IE languages. demux the subtitle files and language you need to OGG and direct stream the video to a new avi. Then after that you can use oggdropXPd.exe to convert that ogg audio file to mp3. Then back in virtualdub add that new mp3 audio stream and avi and save it.

Once thats done you can use AVIAddXSubs to merge your srt sub file without transcoding thanks to the 2.20 firmware update supporting subtitles.

I'll write a proper howto tommorow.

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y2gray

This has probably been asked/posted before. So apologies in advance for the noob here :p

I did take a look over the 17 pages, but I may have missed it.

Now I know PS3 can only read an external drive in FAT32 form (flash, usb hard drive, etc), but obviously there's the 4GB size limit.

I have MKV files that I have muxed with tsmuxer for easy play on PS3, so my question is this,

What is the best way to get these on the PS3 hard drive (as I know it can play larger files), and is there a 4GB limit on the TS files created with TSmuxer or is there no cap?

I'd like to avoid streaming if possible, and I'd also like to avoid having to burn DVD's. So what would be the best solution?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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This has probably been asked/posted before. So apologies in advance for the noob here :p

I did take a look over the 17 pages, but I may have missed it.

Now I know PS3 can only read an external drive in FAT32 form (flash, usb hard drive, etc), but obviously there's the 4GB size limit.

I have MKV files that I have muxed with tsmuxer for easy play on PS3, so my question is this,

What is the best way to get these on the PS3 hard drive (as I know it can play larger files), and is there a 4GB limit on the TS files created with TSmuxer or is there no cap?

I'd like to avoid streaming if possible, and I'd also like to avoid having to burn DVD's. So what would be the best solution?

Thanks in advance for the help!

Why not have mkv2vob split it for you?

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matthewmarley

Was the size limit not only on WMV and Divx files before the recent update.

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Huleboeren
Was the size limit not only on WMV and Divx files before the recent update.

THIS filesize limit has nothing to do with the format

The PS3 can only read FAT32 external harddrives/flashdiscs/whatever

FAT32 has a filesize limit which is 4gb max..

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y2gray

Right, but the PS3 drive itself can read files that are 4GB or bigger right? So I know you can set up a file server or whatever and download it to the PS3 from there, but if I had an MKV that had been muxed into a TS file with TSmuxer that was larger than 4GB, would it be able to play?

I'm just wondering if a) that works and b) if there's a better way to transfer a 4GB file other than that.

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Right, but the PS3 drive itself can read files that are 4GB or bigger right? So I know you can set up a file server or whatever and download it to the PS3 from there, but if I had an MKV that had been muxed into a TS file with TSmuxer that was larger than 4GB, would it be able to play?

I'm just wondering if a) that works and b) if there's a better way to transfer a 4GB file other than that.

Yes!

Media sever is use best bet. Only other options are,

a) Use MKV2VOB built in file splitting and split a > 4GB into 4GB or less sized chunks - Then use USB hard drive/stick/DVD.

b) Burn a > 4GB file onto a DL DVD

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Yes!

Media sever is use best bet. Only other options are,

a) Use MKV2VOB built in file splitting and split a > 4GB into 4GB or less sized chunks - Then use USB hard drive/stick/DVD.

b) Burn a > 4GB file onto a DL DVD

Thanks for the feedback!

And also, which is better, using a VOB file with mkv2vob or muxing with tsmuxer? I know there's no drop in quality with a VOB, but is there a drop with tsmuxer and TS files (I don't believe there's a quality drop with this either, but I'm just checking to be safe :p)?

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