Tips: PlayStation 3 supports high-def movies, whose video resolution can scale up to 1080p and video bitrate could be more than 40Mbps. We gave it a whirl on high-def video quality. I played a video having 1080p resolution and 16Mbps bitrate on PS3, the video displays unexpected clear and fluent. Then we pause playing and close to the screen, we find that the figure of the font is still very smooth and sharp.
However, we don’t need to get a 1080p or 1080p video, because, it is difficult to find such high-def source movies and to consume a mass of space. Generally, a file having 1080p resolution and 16 Mbps bitrate would consume about 20GB space for two hours. Standard DVDs and popular videos in Internet generally are 720*480 or 640*480 video resolution and about 4 Mbps bitrate. According to our test, MP4 AVC video with 480p and 2.5Mbps is an excellent choice, which could be nearly DVD Video Quality and only be about 2GB for two hours.
Secondly, add your PS3 compatible-video to a PS3 supported external device and connect it with PS3.
PlayStation 3 supports so comprehensive external devices including Video iPod, Sony Memory Stick, CF Card, SD Card, Mini SD Card, Hard Disk and USB Flash Drive. It has a Memory Stick Card slot, a SD & Mini SD Card Slot and a CF Card Slot.
If you have a memory card, for example, Sony Memory Stick Card, you should create a folder named as “VIDEO” in you Memory Stick Card. Then, transfer your PS3 compatible-video to the folder from your computer. Finally, insert your Memory Stick Card to the Memory Stick Card Slot on PlayStation 3.
PS3 would automatically detect the device and display it in the “Video” menu on PS3 system interface as bellow:
Select “Memory Stick” and click button on PS3 controller, your videos in the “VIDEO” folder in your Memory Stick will be displayed.
Note: If the videos on your Memory Stick and other external devices are not in “VIDEO” folder will be not detected and displayed by PS3. However, you could find them by yourself: you could select your device and click button, then click “display all”. All folders and PS3 compatible-video files would be displayed.
If your device is Video iPod, hard disk or flash memory, you can connect it to PlayStation 3 by USB port. That’s to say other operations are the same as the case of memory card.
Finally, play your favorite videos on PS3.
Select your favorite in the external device; you can play it directly in the external device or primarily copy it to PS3 hard drive. PlayStation 3 provides four screen models – Normal, Zoom, Original and Full Screen. Generally speaking, we suggest that you select Normal or Zoom model, because the Full Screen model usually makes the picture distorted.
If you interested in how to copy video and DVD from Sony Play Station PS3 to external devices, refer this guide.
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