The other day I really needed a program that could stream a .mkv file to the family’s Playstation 3. I can’t understand why it isn’t possible, in year 2011, to connect an external harddrive, formated with the NTFS file system, to a console and be able to play the content on it. I don’t know if it works if the harddrive is formated with FAT32, but that file system does only supports files with a size up to 4 GB, which is pretty crappy on a drive with 1 TB of space where I want to store large files. It’s 2011! My drive doesn’t even shows up when I, with USB, connects it to the PS3.
However, I went to Google Search and asked for a program that could stream .mkv files, since it would take a couple of hours to convert the file to .avi. Because Windows Media Player can’t stream .mkv files to PS3, it even can’t stream .mp4… HOWEVER, I found a great software to stream media to PS3 from a computer called PS3 Media Server. It streamed the .mkv without any problems, and it was also really simple to add an external subtitle file to the video.
Thumbs up to PS3 Media Server – check it out! It’s available on Linux, Windows and Mac, but I have only tried it on Windows.