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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Andylfc5, May 29, 2011.

  1. Andylfc5

    Andylfc5 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Anyone know if its possible. This is what I normally use to playback videos I have recorded. I have tried it but it does not display any files. If its not possible then I would not recommend this phone to people with Mac's as trying to play back videos is a nightmare.

  2. MadiZone

    MadiZone Newbie

    It is, but it requires some tinkering with the files. If you can run windows, you need to grab this utility called FFMPEG:

    Unpack it and open notepad and paste this script into it:

    Notice the "c:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe" - this must be changed to the path where ffmpeg.exe is placed.

    Now save the script as videofixer.bat

    Now you can drag your recorded MP4 files into the script icon and it will automatically produce a corrected version that plays on your PS3 - it's very fast and doesn't cause any quality loss in the video.
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  3. MadiZone

    MadiZone Newbie

    I have created a zip-package with FFMPEG, the script and a readme-file that explains why your files won't play on the PS3 and how the script fixes it.


    The files must be unzipped to c:\mp4fixer

    After that, just drag your MP4-files onto the script inside the folder and the files will be fixed.
  4. mightyjimmy

    mightyjimmy Lurker

    Will this enable me to stream video directly from phone using iMediaShare (or a similar app like DoubleTwist)? Right now, my PS3 does not recognize videos from my phone and I don't want to have to put the video from my phone onto my computer - convert it - tehn stream it to my PS3.
  5. Screech

    Screech Well-Known Member

    Maybe look into Skifta. I plan to test when I get home in a couple days.
  6. daz_2000

    daz_2000 Android Enthusiast

    Can this solution be done on Xbox?
  7. PaulParanoia

    PaulParanoia Newbie

  8. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    You could just get the hdmi adapter and play your videos straight through your tv
  9. MadiZone

    MadiZone Newbie

    Right now the PS3 won't play the files because of the unrecognised identifier. You will have to move the files to your PC, run them through the script (only takes a few seconds pr. file) and then move the adjusted files back to the phone if you want to play them off the phone.

    I wrote to Bianor, the company behind iMediaShare. They are working on a hack that replaces the identifier on-the-fly, so the PlayStation 3 recognises the video.

    Ideally, Sony should just get their friggin' act together and update the system software to recognise the 3GP4 identifier, but fat chance of that happening.
  10. N-C

    N-C Newbie

    You can stream stuff from phone to ps3 using imediashare app. But as mentioned not mp4, would like a fix for this too.
  11. Andylfc5

    Andylfc5 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I just want to transfer my vids to the ps3 and then use the video editor on it. I find this the best way to playback videos without any loss to the quality.
    At the moment I am using my macbook pro connected to the tv via hdmi to playback, but much prefer the PS3 way.
    Will the method you describe enable the PS3 to read the files, and will it work on a mac? Hopefully Sony will fix this with an update.
  12. MadiZone

    MadiZone Newbie

    The above method is lossless and if you know how to use the terminal you can find a Mac build of ffmpeg which the script uses.

    Otherwise, if you have QuickTime Pro you can open the files and click export and do a stream copy of both audio and video - then you get a new .mp4 file with lossless copies of the original streams - and the new mp4-file plays on the PS3.

    But the script way is the fastest and cheapest way.
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  13. I can confirm with the help of Madizone's instructions and Mediashare you can stream videos to the PS3. Excellent quality.
  14. Blue1k

    Blue1k Android Enthusiast

    What values do you put into the hex editor. Not very clear...

    Thanks if you know how: )

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