I’ve been trying to play MKV on PS3, but the MKV file won’t be recognized by my PS3 when I plug in my external HDD. I have researched the web and tried to follow these instructions. Fortunately, I worked out a way to get my MKV files playable on PS3 while keeping the best quality. In the following paragraphs, I will share the step-by-step tutorial which enables you to view MKV files on PS3 easily.
Actually, the PS3 is specifically programmed to not recognize the MKV media format (because MKV is the main forms used by bootleggers to copy Blu-Ray discs and preserve the full HD quality). To get rid of the issue, you can convert MKV(DTS) to MPEG-4, PS3 most compatible format with an app like Brorsoft Video Converter.
Overall, it’s a powerful video converter designed for users to convert between diverse video/audio format, such as MKV to MP4, VOB to MP4, WMV to MOV, AVI to FLV, etc. It provides optimized video profiles for PS3. You can convert any videos in any format for PS3 with a few clicks. Besides, this program also supports some video editing functions. With these function, you can crop the frame size, add watermark, load subtitle, merge several videos into one file, etc. If you want to convert MKV to PS3 on Mac, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Just follow the guideline below, you can convert and stream MKV to PS3 successfully.
How to convert MKV files for playing on PS3
1. Add MKV files
Install and launch the best MKV file Converter and click the “Add” button to load .mkv files from your computer or devices. To save your time, you can load multiple files at a time for this program supports batch conversion. You can also merge several files into one.
2. Select PS3 as the output format
Click on the Format box and follow “PSP/PS3” to set a proper format. There are multiple choices like PS3 Video(480p) MPEG-4(*.mp4), PS3 Video(7200p) MPEG-4(*.mp4) and more. You’d better choose a proper one for playing on your PS3.
3. Start MKV to PS3 conversion
Click “Convert” button on the tool bar to start converting MKV to MP4 for PS3. When the conversion ends, you can hit Open button to get the output videos. Note: You need to put the video files into a folder titled VIDEO for the PS3 to read them.
4. Play MKV on PS3 with best quality
Go to the Video category on the home screen. Go down to your USB Stick, and press Triangle to Display All. Now go to the location of your movie and hit play. Enjoy.