So I am going to make this a quick one and update it in greater detail in the immediate future. I have found a simple way for anyone, even the non-tech savvy individual, to play MKV files on your PS3.
I stumbled upon something called Movie Fix 2.0 a.k.a. “PS3 Movie Fix” (formerly NoErrors) – which I downloaded in order to fix the annoying Cinavia issue on my PS3. It was then I discovered that by implementing the Movie Fix 2.0 procedure, you can play almost any filetype on your PS3, including MKV.
Summing it up quickly, the process goes like this:
1. Download the Movie Fix 2.0 package
2. Following the instructional guide carefully
3. Copy the designated files to your USB stick or Hard Drive
4. Copy files from USB to your PS3 and further follow their detailed instructions.
Visit the Movie Fix 2.0 Website to Download:
Read their page carefully – as I said here, once setup correctly, you can play almost any filetype.
The best part is that there is no hacking, jailbreaking, voiding warranties, bricking or messing around. They charge for it, because it saves you the heartache of figuring it out and potentially destroying your unit. Recommended to all.
Owing to the developments in technology, PS3, Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii are all slowly moving to the backburner in gaming usage. However, this reminds that those console boxes can be used for some other purposes as well.
The Nintendo Wii will forever be embedded in people’s minds because of the transformations it has brought in hospitals and homes, in the therapeutic sense. Because of the ability of this tool to blend therapy and entertainment needs, it has gained widespread usage in physical training centers, homes and hospitals. With the use of game playing methods, therapists are able to monitor the progress of the patient. Synching games with these sessions is more fun than the conventional paper or chart method.
Would you believe this? The most popular use of the Xbox 360 today is not gaming. It is now official; owners of the consoles are now using them mostly for watching movies/television and listening to music. Though these estimates do not account for games played offline, there is a clear trend towards a more general use of the console. According to Yusuf Mehdi from Microsoft, people generally visit the Xbox 360 to play games but have to source for other entertainment elsewhere. So as a manufacturer, Microsoft might have to make the console a little bit more generalized. So if you have the console just for gaming, you missing out on a lot of stuff.
You can actually transform your Xbox 360 console into a nice media center, rendering it capable of playing MKV files and other popular new-age media files. This means that you don’t have to install the entire home theatre in your house. If you have a Windows Media Centre enabled computer and the Xbox 360 console, the latter becomes a perfect extender. This kind of arrangement enables you to have all the features of the Windows Media Player on your TV, in the living room. If you are stuck in any way you can get all the details on how to do all these connections from Microsoft.
Even for the PS3, you can do a lot more than playing your favorite games. We have to give it to the updates that make these gadgets real entertainment hubs. Think about films and television. Both of these can be relayed through your PS3 console. You are at liberty to stream in on live TV or great episodes for example The Office. To access all this, you have the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Remember you have to pay for these services through subscriptions. Under PS3, having a prime account gives you access to certain television shows and movies, through collaboration with Amazon.
Once upon a time, game consoles were considered a reserve for teenagers. It is interesting how all that has changed and the console is more universal and acceptable in the family. Right now console owners are doing with it what they deem fit. The question is, will this trend affect the design of the next generation of Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii? We can only wait and see how this plays out.
Below is a cool video displaying the power of the Xbox and a hacked Apple TV unit: