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PS3 file format and usb question

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by TheBazman, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. TheBazman

    TheBazman Member

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    Hi folks

    can you tell me does the PS3 have a USB slot? Also what file format does it support? I have some movies on my pc which I would intend transferring to the PS3 hard drive - mostly held currently in mpeg/avi/mpeg4 format.

    As an alternative - what is the best method to stream these files to the PS3 from the pc - what exactly would I need to do this?

    Cheers
     
  2. Mr_Pink

    Mr_Pink Regular member

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    The PS3 has four USB slots. That information is very prevalent when reading up on the PS3.

    I think every format that you listed is supported by the PS3. It also accepts many, many more.

    The easiest method to get them onto the PS3 is a flash drive. I've seen 4 gig flash drives now so it shouldn't take too long.
     
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    I've transfered movies via a thumb stick, but only could get PS3/MPEG4 working so far.

    Also external HDD's should work if in Fat32 mode.
     
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    Cheers guys - yeah I picked up a cheap 4gb flash key - it also does seem that it is mpeg4 that are supported (and not avi/mpeg)
     
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    My Seagate 400GB USB 2.0 drive does not work.

    The most common solution is to format in FAT32, but mine came preformatted in FAT32, and still does not work.
     
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    ^^ See if you can do it manually. Maybe that'll work.
     
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    Was hoping to avoid formatting the drive. It is already nearly full with all my media and PC backups...
    But if someone has already used that fix successfully, at least I know the effort will be worthwhile :->

    Otherwise will have try that once I found some space to move all the data around.. it's not very quick, even on USB 2.0 (should have got the FireWire 800)
     

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