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A fix for the MKV files when playing on PS3 Media Server

Your network is ok, most MKVs play just fine on your PS3 via PS3 Media Server. So you download a movie in MKV and it plays just fine on your PC but when you try to to stream it, you get a very long black screen followed by “Data corrupted”.

I had the same problem everyone else is having lately and with some googling I found a fix. Everyone who knows about this stuff probably already figured it out…. but here it is for the regular dudes out there! I wish someone told me this earlier.

Most likely your problem is that the MKV in question has header compression or stripped headers. You can verify this with MediaInfo (http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en). If the info for the audio and video track says “header stripped” then this is why it didn’t play! Subjunk builds of PS3MC (viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8883) with new mencoder versions can handle stripped MKVs. However, subtitles don’t work with menconder and the media server switches to tsmuxer automatically. Tsmuxer can’t play files with stripped headers and you’re back to “Data corrupted”.

So, your only option is to add headers to the file. Get mkvtoolnix (http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/index.html). Open mmg.exe and drag your file to the mkvmerge GUI window. When you click on an audio or video track, you’ll see three tabs in the middle of the window. Go to “Extra options”. There’s a dropdown menu for Compression, choose “none”. Do that for all the tracks. Hit “Start Muxing” and wait a few minutes. That’s it! Your PS3 will now play pretty much any scene MKV release!


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