PS3 is not only one of the best game consoles, but also a built-in Blu-ray Player as well as a High definition media player. But when you trudge to find some HD video movies for playing on PS3, what will surely put you down is that most of them are in MKV format which is not supported by PS3. Don't worry. This article will teach you how to convert MKV to M2TS for playback on PS3 with tsMuxeR (exactly speaking, not convert, but simply extract what packed inside MKV container out and remux the original video audio file into M2TS file).
1. Source MKV video: Make sure this MKV file contains AVC video and AC3 audio. If not, you need to learn how to transcode other video or audio codec to AVC/AC3.
2. Up to date tsMuxeR: Free Transport Stream muxer. Remux/mux elementary streams, EVO / VOB / MPG, MKV/MKA, TS, M2TS to TS to M2TS. Supported H.264 video codecs, VC-1, MPEG2. Supported audio codecs AAC, AC3 / E-AC3(DD+), DTS/ DTS-HD.
Note: Before converting MKV to M2TS for playback on PS3 with tsMuxeR, you should check whether the computer hard disk has plenty vacant space. At least there are enough space that can hold the entire copy of original MKV.
Free program tsMuxeR is not quite hard to handle with. Unlike those pieces of software that are made for senior users, tsMuxeR is engineered with friendly GUI. It consists of a few settings, which are highlighted in the screenshot. The original video or audio content, say AVC / AC3 is not actually transcoded at all.
All tsMuxeR does is that it extracts (demuxes) the video and audio from the Matroska MKV file and wraps them (muxes) to a M2TS transport stream format. The video or audio remain untouched, so the quality is not impacted and the process is very fast. This the best guarantee of preserving native MKV razor-sharp image and crystal-clear sound.
Somehow it is hard to find decent tsMuxeR alternative software. But if you need someone that especially masterful at MKV to PS3 conversion on Windows 10/8.1/7/XP, etc, then you need to give WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe a try.
This MKV converter enables you to convert among all mainstream video formats, including high definition video MKV, M2TS, MTS, AVCHD, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. Moreover, it features unique technology to support Multi-track HD videos available in BDAV, M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV and MPEG-TS formats. With this video converter for Windows (10) and Mac OS X, you can play your videos on PS3, Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox and DVD player.
Related External Source:
Matroska[wiki] - The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard, free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file...
M2TS[wiki] - The .m2ts is a container file format for multiplexing audio, video and other streams. It is based on the MPEG transport stream container and is...
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