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Change to MKV Format what converter do you use?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:12 pm
by Arthallas
awhile back all hd movies were in mp4/avi format and played fine on home theater hardware, now it seems more and more all movies are going mkv format, i tried using xilisoft ultimate to convert mkv to appropriate formats for PS3/android but it shows unfit for file selected and cannot be converted to anything but mp3. was wondering what app do you guys use to convert your movies to ps3 compatable formats.

Re: Change to MKV Format what converter do you use?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:14 am
by Arthallas
i find it does this with any HD mkv File the shows seem to work if they arent hd.

Re: Change to MKV Format what converter do you use?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:12 am
by DaveyHu
The PS3 will play all the MKV SD/HD format files if you stream them to your PS3 through your home network from your PC using

PS3 Media Server or Windows media player Server, that's all i do and have no issues.

But strangely, if you just put the MKV files on a flash drive the PS3 will not recognize them at all.

And i use WinAVI to convert if i need to, Which is not very often. :)

Re: Change to MKV Format what converter do you use?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:18 pm
by Way
If I have to convert/re-encode for others I use Avidemux

http://avidemux.org/

Re: Change to MKV Format what converter do you use?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:06 pm
by Melting Point
Just to add one more converter to the mix, I've used Any Video Converter to convert MKV & MP4 files to Xvid format. I haven't tried it with HD, but it has worked fine for me with SD files.

Here's the download link: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/anyvidcon.html
Note the FYI warning about optional 3rd party promo software during install.