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#1 champ91

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

I am trying to transfer some HD movies from an external drive into my PS3. I know about the FAT32 limitations to 4GB. I know about network streaming and Tversity, but it's not possible due to the location of the PS3 and TV. I was doing some digging online and I saw that some people were able to get an 8GB memory stick pro duo to be recognized. I was under the impression that MSPD was like any other flash memory card (ie: FAT32 or NTFS format) except for the shape. Or does it have it's own unique sony format?

If there is such a thing? Can a usb flash drive be converted into that format?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:40 AM

The PS3 will only recognize FAT32 right now. Recognizing an 8GB stick is not an issue; you just cannot have a file larger than 4GB on it. There are ways to play large movies aside from streaming -- you could split the file into multiple parts or you could download it through the PS3's web browser from a local HTTP server.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:11 AM

how would you go about setting up an http server?......would that be like browsing your pc files through the browser....can you just download them once you locate them?

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

Yes. You would use the PS3's web browser to access the files on your computer. There are several servers you could use, but HFS is one I know is rather easy to set up and works. Just install and run that on a computer on your network and navigate the PS3's browser to that computer's IP address.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:15 PM

nevermind, i am using tversity instead.......and i sent over a 4.8gb file, so i know it works




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