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MKV Support for the PS3

Idea 179 | Posted in by | March 17, 2010

It is simple: PS3 if it is truly a Media HUB it should support MKV’s.



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TastaTV  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Agreed. Format .mkv is the best way to save your homevideos, even in HD. Small files and excellent quality.


Foshi  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

This please. It would make things so much simpler than me having to re-encode my downloaded media to play on the PS3.


BlooodyCow  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Would love this. Have of my anime video does not work on the PS3 unless I recode them


rogXue  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

riiight… it’s for home videos I’m sure. I’m all for it but don’t lie to get it…


mywhitenoise  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Who the hell would downvote this?


Andrefpvs  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

This should truly be a priority right now!


tiredminds  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Home movies.. haha!
Yeah the only time i’ve seen an MKV file was when a street dude gave me a dvd for a cigarette.


Spajdah  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Just use ps3 media server and you can stream every video format 🙂


dotCody  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

So important, especially for people who pirate low-quality movies! ;P


TheWarOrphan  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Playstation Media Server can play MKV and copy MKV to XMB!


tdh004  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

MKVs often have built in DRM, so that’s probably why they aren’t supported by default. However it would be nice to have that option for MKVs that don’t have DRM built in.

I wonder if the people voting now are content holders coming in here and using the new system.



silvertip83  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I agree, it would be a great way to expand the already enjoyable media hub.


attikid  |  March 17th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

this is such a great idea. definitely a must


TheOneBlackMage  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I’m glad to see this request has already been made. The majority of files I am getting these days are in MKV format to better support subtitles and HD resolution codecs.

I am running PS3 Media Server, but my computer is an older P4, and can’t handle transcoding 720p/1080p files on the fly. I have to manually transcode these to ts/m2ts to natively play.

I’d rather spend more money on games for my PS3 than having to upgrade my PC to transcode faster.


dermotte  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Must! Have! Now!

Actually that’s a free format and DivX HD+ would work out then. please please please!


gold5225  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I definitely need this for PS3.



fourtwenty2009  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Dear Sony, This feature is needed desperately. It would add a lot of value for your existing base and would send shockwaves through the multimillion dollar media player market (i.e. Syabas Popcorn hour, WDTV Live, Asus O!play).

This is a very important feature for development. Everyone who agrees please comment and please refer your PS3 owning friends to vote for this feature request!

MKV support PLEASE!


Microshock  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

MKV is a quality container for HD content. Also, add .AVI support to the PSP


Ch1d0r1_666  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

My PS3 slim already plays MKV w/ out PMS. Don’t all the others?


Enforcer_X  |  March 17th, 2010 at 2:57 pm

MKV is a container not all video and audio types that can be contained in an MKV will play on a PS3.
In the meantime use tsMuxer.

Make an M2TS file containing H.264 and AC3 DD 5.1 as PS3 doesn’t support DTS in this manner.


cc_star  |  March 17th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

All you need to do is have files in ANY format including .mkv on your PC
and use PS3 Media Server to stream them to the PS3 to watch on your TV


kurisub  |  March 17th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Would love MKV support, but considering SONY has a video store built-in to the PS3 and the fact the most mkv files are simply pirated movies/TV/anime, I don’t see this happening anytime soon.


I_am_rushin  |  March 17th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Just use MKV2VOB. No loss in quality.


NeoLeech  |  March 17th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

MKV2VOB doesn’t preserve multiple audio or subtitle tracks, and subtitles have to be hardcoded.

MKV right now is the only container that can support H.264, 5.1 audio, and multiple audio/subtitle tracks. It’s the perfect format to archive DVDs with.


ursinhomalvado  |  March 17th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

If Playstaion 3 do everything, must play every video/audio format like Xvid, Divx, WMV and subtitles like SRT!




zzpan  |  March 17th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

PS3 Media Player does this but it involves using a surrogate PC.

MKV native on the PS3 would propell it into a complete media player especially for those mkv trailers in DTS HD.


CS_Source  |  March 17th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Yessssssss… !! Ps3 supports hdmi but not mkv ???? Please support it… pleeeeeeeeeease…. ??


Hadeur  |  March 17th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

And 24p Output for Videofiles played through the XMB, not only for Blurays. Please. 🙂


Setsuna-Vi  |  March 17th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

idk why people would down vote mkv it makes no sense

and those that say use the media server you know that costs electricity and my computer takes up alot of electricity when on stand by


Machine_God  |  March 17th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Would REALLY make it less painful than having to connect my laptop on the tv to watch some HD-stuff. Please. Pretty please.


thestr1ker  |  March 17th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Support for /all/ popular media formats should be added to PS3 if it truly wants to be considered a full-on media hub.


fodder76  |  March 17th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Would easily be my number 1 choice for added features. Please add this! XO!


Gegenki  |  March 17th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

The PS3 needs MKV otherwise its not worth using. Simple.
Most things I have are in MKV. I’d use my PS3 to watch them but that requires conversion and splitting into 4GB files so I never do


phinnv8  |  March 17th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

MKV support would be great. There are many ways Sony could improve the system software, this is definitely one of them.


tuko  |  March 17th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I can only stream the MKV’s from my mediaserver. I’d love to be able to save them to the HDD and play them right off the PS3!


SHEN_GT7L  |  March 17th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

This would be awesome for turning my PS3 into an epic media hub.


SEMTEKZ  |  March 17th, 2010 at 8:47 pm


I’d rather have MKV support over cross game if I had the choice.

How hard would it be for SONY to make this happen? A simple firmware upgrade? Come on we need this!


taehyunnie  |  March 17th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I’d like the HDD to be non FAT-32. Sometimes converted files are much too large for the HDD and having a 1TB external harddrive that is 32GB partitioned as FAT isn’t really helpful.


Lemondish  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Definitely agreed here. Currently I’m just streaming across my home network, but that requires transcoding which pretty much removes the use of my personal computer during whatever my family is watching.




LegendaryPhoenix  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

All mkv is, is a container, not technically a format.

Just saying.


Sven_Viking  |  March 17th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

If so, keep in mind that it should also support embedded subtitles (e.g. .SSA and .ASS formats).


NarsilSword  |  March 17th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

lol, this is just for all the pirates out there


GingGangGhoul  |  March 17th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

definitely. All my home video’s are in MKV and even DivX have their own mkv converter now.


LordKaiser00  |  March 17th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

It would be great and I want it but I worry that because MKV is public domain, Sony will not do it because they have to release a source code… This fact peinfully kill my dreams to see it happen…

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