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  1. A Juggalo

    A Juggalo Active Member

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    Does anyone know if you can download hd quality torrents to external hard drive. and after plug and play the hd quality to the High Def TV??/ if so that would be :bowdown:
     
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    i know you can't with the ps3. It reads only Fat32 format and that is limited to a 4gb file, max, I believe.
     
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    just split the movie into two parts, duh
     
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    That is one option. For me I would hate to do that for all my movies, but if it must be done.

    Also you didn't say what you are using to stream. Extra comp, Xbox 360, PS3??
     
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    ps3 now that the 360 got the good ole' RRoD
     
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    A couple things first:

    I have never hooked up an external HD to my PS3 and even tried to play anything so I don't know if it will work. However if it works like my 8 gb thumb drive all you have to do to get the PS3 to read it is....
    1. Make sure you format the harddrive/flash drive to fat32 format.
    2. Make a folder in the HardDrive directory when hooked up to your comp that is named VIDEO. ie. J:/VIDEO where J is your external drive location. If you want to look at photos also make a J:/PHOTO or J:/MUSIC respectively. 3. Put all video/photo/music files in the individual files depending on what it is. [In your case you will put the HD movies in the VIDEO folder]
    4. Hook drive up to PS3 and the harddrive should pop up under the Video section of the XMB

    **Now the problem arises when you are trying to play an 8gb Bluray rip or something of HD quality. It will always be larger than the fat32 maximum single file size of 4gb. Like advice dog said you could split the files up (your on your own for this I don't know a program to do this) into several different individual files to watch and I think you would be ok. This sounds like a pain in the ass to me.

    **I would suggest if you have a decent computer and a wired connection for your ps3 to just use PS3mediaServer. It is fantastic. I have tons of blu ray rips just sitting on my desktop upstairs that stream downstairs to the living room no problem what so ever. Just scroll over to video and find the movie I want to watch.

    Just explain to me the current way you have your ps3 connected to the internet, what kind of main computer you have in your house and I will be able to help you out a little better.
     
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    gotsent is a good program for changing movie files into recognizable formats for the PS3 (or 360). It has an option for splitting files over 4gb as well and handles 5.1 and 7.1. Only problem is that it's going to obviously take awhile, a 8gb file took roughly 5 hours.


    http://sentry23.googlepages.com/
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    whether using 360 or ps3, you're better off streaming over the network than from an external hard drive.
     
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    Especially because you won't be effected by file size limitations.
     
  11. Eticket109

    Eticket109 Nibbles, chew through my ball sack. Moderator

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    I used to do some streaming with tversity. It requires a pretty hefty network to do it effectively though.

    I haven't used it in a while, but it may be something to look into.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. i appreciate it
     
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    Glad to help a fellow PS3 owner. :)
     

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