QUOTE(too2buff @ Jul 27 2008, 04:26 PM)
will the PS3 play m2ts files or M2t files without hacking? If so can someone point me in the direction of that please
Yes, however for it to display properly I believe you must stream it over a network, or load it from an external hdd. It's possible it may play otherwise, still. If your video was previously encoded in a profile that's higher than 4.1, you must change the profile to 4.1 (easily done with TS Muxer).
If you know what you're doing, I'd suggest making an AVCHD disc, as it's Sony's format, and happens to be the same layout as a BD. If your source file isn't a "standard" resolution, however, it won't display properly (ie a 720p movie in 2.35.1 AR with the black bars already cropped would be 1280x544, but as an AVCHD, will not be properly centered, and leave a giant green bar at the bottom of the picture).
I've been searching for a way to add black bars, but for some reason, I can't. I can't use Nero Vision (despite the fact that it has an option for AVCHD authoring), which is usually my "if all else fails" option. If anybody has some insight on this, I could use it(adding black bars to h264 video)