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Exogor

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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:32 am

[SOLVED] Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

Hello there :)

I've found out about serviio just about one day ago, and I must say, I'm really pleased about it.
There's just one problem I have with it..

I'm using serviio to stream movies to my ps3, buy .mkv files won't show up.
.avi files have been streaming great though :)

I've been looking for a solution for the .mkv files for hours now, tried all kinds of converters, without success..
Google gives mostly spyware, and just a few outdated solutions on forums.
I tried avitools, mp4yools, vlc, handbrake, and idk whatever more..
At the moment testing out my luck with video monkey. But I'm getting kinda desperate now..
Handbrake did a good job converting to mp4, but apparently this format isn't supported either..

Atm I'm trying to convert the .mkv to .avi (hopefully without quality loss)

Anyone who can help me with this? Either how to see .mkv files or a proper way to convert these .mkv files..

Thanks in advance!

ps. I'm on a mac
ps2. videos vary from 2-6gb
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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:52 am

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

Could you provide some information about your mkv file? ( see signature link) with ffmpeg -i "<filepath>" and MediaInfo result in text format.
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Exogor

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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:59 am

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

censored-MacBook-Pro:macos censored$ ./ffmpeg -i ~/movies/mhd-kfp2-720p.mkv
ffmpeg version 0.8.git, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
built on Aug 14 2011 22:07:26 with gcc 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5493)
configuration: --enable-static --disable-shared --bindir=/tmp/ffmpeg --disable-ffplay --disable-ffserver --enable-libmp3lame --enable-librtmp --enable-pthreads --disable-mmx --extra-ldflags=-L/tmp/static/lib --extra-cflags=-I/tmp/static/include --extra-libs=-lpolarssl
libavutil 51. 11. 0 / 51. 11. 0
libavcodec 53. 8. 0 / 53. 8. 0
libavformat 53. 6. 0 / 53. 6. 0
libavdevice 53. 2. 0 / 53. 2. 0
libavfilter 2. 25. 0 / 2. 25. 0
libswscale 2. 0. 0 / 2. 0. 0
[matroska,webm @ 0x1224e00] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
Input #0, matroska,webm, from '/Users/censored/movies/mhd-kfp2-720p.mkv':
Duration: 01:30:23.96, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 640 kb/s
Stream #0.0(fre): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1280x544 [PAR 1:1 DAR 40:17], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default) (forced)
Metadata:
title : Video
Stream #0.1(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 640 kb/s (default)
At least one output file must be specified

Is this all the info you need? or do you need more?
btw, I just realized some of the mkv's do work, but most don't.
(kinda hard to check, copied like 100 movies from another hdd, all avi (i suppose all working, didn't check them all though), and downloaded 10 movies myself, all in .mkv, some work, some don't..

This one I'm sure of that it isn't working. Ain't at home atm so can't test others.

EDIT; I'm running at 10.7.2 if that matters, Standard macbook pro early 2011
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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:09 pm

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

Oh, and here the media info:

General
Unique ID : 225301699520828242543953206414324852351 (0xA97F876A1BFCE32F97FC070637D0E67F)
Complete name : /Users/Censored/Movies/mhd-kfp2-720p.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 2.18 GiB
Duration : 1h 30mn
Overall bit rate : 3 457 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2011-10-14 12:13:38
Writing application : mkvmerge v4.8.0 ('I Got The...') built on May 24 2011 03:12:58
Writing library : libebml v1.2.0 + libmatroska v1.1.0

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
Muxing mode : Header stripping
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 1h 30mn
Bit rate : 2 816 Kbps
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 544 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 2.35:1
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.169
Stream size : 1.74 GiB (79%)
Title : Video
Writing library : x264 core 118 r2085 8a62835
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=2816 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : French
Default : Yes
Forced : Yes

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Muxing mode : Header stripping
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 1h 30mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 640 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 414 MiB (19%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No


Btw, converting the .mkv file to .avi with video monkey didn't work either.
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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

Exogor wrote:Muxing mode : Header stripping

This is probably the problem, read that : viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1132

The solution : http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=header_com
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Exogor

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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:08 pm

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

Thank you for the help :)

Seems that i have to download Xcode, so I will try that when I get home.
Kinda expensive to download 1.9gb on my mobile phone with tethering.. :)
I will keep you updated :)
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Exogor

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Post Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:23 pm

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

soo..
I've followed the instructions which where in the site you gave me,
installed xcode, installed macports, ran the command to install mkvtoolnix..
What do i have to do now? Running those files like mkvmerge in the terminal just gives me some text..
Idk what to do xD either i am just dumb or did something wrong ^^



Edit; so umm, i downloaded mkvtoolnix from macupdates or something like that, launched it, and started muxing.. And that al in 3 minutes..
So all the instructions i followed on the other site were a waste of my time? or what am i missing? xO
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Exogor

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Post Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:39 pm

Re: Playing MKV files on ps3, how to?

Oh crap.. nvm this..
I just didn't understand the system serviio uses to display movies at my ps3, or I'm just dumb ^^
I couldn't find them in the ' movies' map (i thought they were supposed to be there, as like 100 movies were there, but like 5 weren't..)
Found them at another tab under some sub-folders..

Well, all the work for nothing, but thanks for the help anyway :)

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