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Feb 09 2010
By: HaHaHanif First Son 7 posts
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How to get PS3 to play videos off USB

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I was told PS3 supports mpg videos. I put some on a usb drive, and put it in my ps3. it says it cant find anything.

 

Help please. =) 

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Re: How to get PS3 to play videos off USB

Feb 9, 2010
Here is the PS3 Folder Structure that needs to be followed. It is important that all the folder names be in all CAPS.

Alternatively, for pictures, music, and videos, you can select the drive/memory card, press Triangle, and select Display All.
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Re: How to get PS3 to play videos off USB

Feb 9, 2010

oh btw i found it works better to play off the hdd of the ps3 than the usb drive itself

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Re: How to get PS3 to play videos off USB

Feb 10, 2010
it also has to be formatted to fat32 for the ps3 to read it.
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Feb 10, 2010

BluAlex wrote:

oh btw i found it works better to play off the hdd of the ps3 than the usb drive itself

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You must have slow USB drives.  All of mine play fine, USB flash and hard disk drives, SD/HD.
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Feb 10, 2010
This is good to know. Thanks. I'm still getting to know my ps3
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Feb 10, 2010

Alternatively, you can just highlight the drive in the video menu, and press triangle, and click display all. 

 

 

Provided its a supported format it will show up.

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Re: How to get PS3 to play videos off USB

Feb 10, 2010

Triangle; Display all, will almost always negate the need to put in specifically named folders.

 

The problem you are likely having is that while ps3 supports those formats it has to equal other specifications. A personal example I was having problems getting .avi's to work and it turned out I was encoding them in an unrecognized audio format. I highly recommend a freeware called Super Converter. It has a ps3 option and will encode it for you right 90% of the time. 

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Thanks mate! You absolute legend! :smileyhappy:
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